Speeches / Presentations


  • 25-August-2015

    English

    (Learning) time is on their side (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Got a minute? How about 218 of them? That’s the average amount of time students in OECD countries spend in mathematics class each week (although to some, it feels like an eternity). Spare a thought, though, for students in Chile: they spend about twice that amount of time (400 minutes, or 6 hours and 40 minutes) each week in maths class. But who’s counting?

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  • 21-August-2015

    English

    Denmark: Still worth getting to (OECD Education Today Blog)

    An open, liberal economy combined with redistribution and social welfare: The Danish model has largely weathered the storm of the financial and euro crises. Yet, when looking at education and integration, not all is rosy in the Kingdom of Denmark.

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  • 13-August-2015

    English

    What are the risks of missing out on upper secondary education? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    In just a couple of decades, upper secondary schooling has been transformed from a vehicle towards upward social mobility into a minimum requirement for life in modern societies.

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  • 4-August-2015

    English

    What do youth think? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Interview with Allan Päll - Secretary General of the European Youth Forum

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  • 29-July-2015

    English

    Future Shock (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Education occurs in many forms; it’s not the same as schooling.

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  • 21-July-2015

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    Breaking down the silo: connecting education to world trends (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Did you ever wonder if education has a role to play in stemming the obesity epidemic sweeping across all OECD countries? Or what the impact of increasing urbanisation might be on our schools, families, and communities?

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  • 16-July-2015

    English

    How to help adult learners learn the basics (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Research shows that programmes to improve adults’ basic skills need to use awareness-raising measures (like the adult education weeks promoted in Denmark and Finland) and national campaigns (as conducted in France and Luxembourg) to encourage interested, but reluctant adults to participate.

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  • 15-July-2015

    English

    Teachers in the digital world (OECD Education Today Blog)

    The use of ICT for students’ projects or class work is an active teaching practice that promotes skills for students’ lifelong success.

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  • 3-July-2015

    English

    Are vocational programmes preparing school leavers for a risky job market? (OECD Education Today Blog)

    One of the most dramatic consequences of the economic crisis has been the soaring levels of youth unemployment in several OECD countries; and the hesitant recovery of the past years was insufficient to improve the job prospects of young people.

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  • 23-June-2015

    English

    What computer skills can do for you (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Information and communication technologies (ICT) permeate every aspect of our lives, from how we work, to how we “talk” with friends, to how we participate in political processes. But what are the returns to “digital skills” – the capacity to use digital devices and applications to access and manage information and solve problems – on the labour market? Do they help land a job or earn higher wages?

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