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Centre for Educational Research and Innovation - CERI

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

 

24-25 September 2019 ‌‌‌

@ nesta

58 Victoria Embankment, London, UK

 

The OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) will hold 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 will be held at the innovation foundation NESTA (58 Victoria Embankment, London, EC4Y 0DS).

 

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
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‌‌The conference will bring 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 will discuss:

  • 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

 

The working language of the conference will be English only.

 

Please note that the conference is free of charge but registration is mandatory by sending an email to Madeleine.Gereke@oecd.org by 31 July 2019. OECD member countries are requested to register through permanent delegations to OECD.

 

Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and hotel accommodation.

 

Conference documents

  • Final agenda (an annotated agenda will be posted in due time)

     

  • Get the publication Fostering Students' Creativity and Critical Thinking - What it Means in School and additional material here.

  

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