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Centre for Educational Research and Innovation - CERI

Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills in School: Moving a shared agenda forward

 

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

 

The OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) held an international conference on “Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills in School: Moving the agenda forwardon 24-25 September 2019 in London, United Kingdom. The conference took place at the innovation foundation nesta.

 

Distinguished speakers include:

  • Carl Wieman, Nobel Prize Winner, Professor of Physics and Education, Stanford University
  • Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, OECD
  • Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, NESTA
  • Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of Arts Council England

The conference brought together policy makers, experts and practitioners to discuss the importance of creativity and critical thinking in OECD economies and societies – and how students can acquire these skills in school.

 

Participants discussed:

  • The findings and lessons of a 4-year OECD project on how to foster and assess creativity and critical thinking in primary and secondary education
  • The support that teachers require to innovate their pedagogies and monitor students’  learning of creativity and critical thinking
  • Next steps to advance creativity and critical thinking in education, including PISA 2021 “creative thinking” assessment
  • Current and upcoming international initiatives in this area

 

CONFERENCE DOCUMENTS

 

 

THE PUBLICATION

 

  • Click here to get the publication Fostering Students' Creativity and Critical Thinking - What it Means in School

 

 

RUBRICS AND LESSON PLANS 

 

  •  Teachers don't miss this opportunity! Get your creative and critical thinking lesson plan here.

 

 

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