Innovation in education

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  • Education Indicators in Focus

    Education Indicators in Focus briefs highlight specific indicators in OECD’s Education at a Glance that are of particular interest to policy makers and practitioners.  

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  • The Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

    CERI does extensive research work which covers learning at all ages, from birth to old age. It goes beyond the formal education system. While having a particular concern with emerging trends and issues, CERI reflects on the futures of schools and universities.

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Critical Maths for Innovative Societies - The Role of Metacognitive Pedagogies

How can mathematics education foster the skills that are appropriate for innovative societies? Mathematics education is heavily emphasised worldwide, nevertheless it is still considered to be a stumbling block for many students. While there is almost a consensus that mathematics problems appropriate for the 21st century should be complex, unfamiliar and non-routine (CUN), most of the textbooks still mainly include routine problems based on the application of ready-made algorithms.

The time has come to introduce innovative instructional methods in order to enhance mathematics education and students’ ability to solve CUN tasks. Metacognitive pedagogies can play a key role in this. These pedagogies explicitly train students to “think about their thinking” during learning. They can be used to improve not just academic achievement (content knowledge and understanding, the ability to handle unfamiliar problems etc.) but also affective outcomes such as reduced anxiety or improved motivation. This strong relationship between metacognition and schooling outcomes has implications for the education community and policy makers.

This book is designed to assist practitioners, curriculum developers and policy makers alike in preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s world.

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Education at a Glance 2014 | 9 September 2014

Featuring more than 150 charts, 300 tables, and over 100 000 figures, it provides data on the structure, finances, and performance of education systems in the OECD’s 34 member countries, as well as a number of partner countries.

Art for Art's Sake? The Impact of Arts Education‌‌

Art for Art's Sake? The Impact of Arts Education | 14 June 2013

This report examines the state of empirical knowledge about the impact of arts education on critical and creative thinking.

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Breaking down the silo: connecting education to world trends
Tracey Burns | July 21

Gender equality in education
Tracey Burns | April 7

Supporting social and emotional skills to balance our lives
Andreas Schleicher | March 10

Education and the modern family
Tracey Burns and Roxanne Kovacs | January 8

Man with a mission
Marilyn Achiron | December 2

 
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OECD Education and Skills Newsletter - June 2015

Skills for Social Progress: The Power of Social and Emotional Skills

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High Level Policy Forum "Skills for Social Progress"  Hosted by the Ministry of Education of Brazil, OECD and Instituto Ayrton Senna. | 24-25 March 2014, São Paulo, Brazil

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