Speeches / Presentations


  • 18-March-2016

    English

    Learning by heart may not be best for your mind (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Students who avoid making an effort to understand mathematics concepts may succeed in some school environments; but a lack of deep, critical and creative thinking may seriously penalise these students later in life when confronted with real, complex problems.

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  • 9-March-2016

    English

    Is international academic migration stimulating scientific research and innovation? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Today, around 5 million students study and do research in a country other than their own, attracted by the quality of overseas universities and willing to complement their education portfolio with international experience.

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  • 7-March-2016

    English

    Archived webinar - Teaching Excellence through Professional Learning and Policy Reform - Lessons from around the World (March 2, 2016)

    If the quality of an education system can never exceed the quality of its teachers, then countries need to do all they can to build a high-quality teaching force.

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  • 3-March-2016

    English

    We can do better on educational reform (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    A generation ago, teachers could expect that what they taught would equip their students with the skills needed for the rest of their lives.

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  • 25-February-2016

    English

    Long-term wellbeing of European societies is at stake (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Children and young people are among the biggest losers in the European economic and debt crisis.

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  • 16-February-2016

    English

    How much time is spent on maths and science in primary education? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Primary school is a fundamental stage in children’s education. Yet it is often neglected in education research and policy debates, somehow squeezed between the seemingly more important stages of early childhood education and secondary education.

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  • 12-February-2016

    English

    Why teacher professionalism matters (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Teacher professionalism is about a teacher’s knowledge, their autonomy and their membership of peer networks. These are the key elements that lead to more effective teaching.

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  • 10-February-2016

    English

    Are we failing our failing students? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    A new PISA report, Low-Performing Students: Why They Fall Behind and How to Help Them Succeed, offers an in-depth analysis of low performance at school and recommends ways to tackle the problem.

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  • 8-February-2016

    English

    On target for 21st-century learning? The answers (and questions) are now on line. (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    School leaders are calling the PISA-based Test for Schools one of the better indicators out there of how well students are prepared for 21st century learning.

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  • 28-January-2016

    English

    Why do we bother with qualifications? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Qualifications are useful because they make skills visible. It is confidently assumed that the holder of a school-leaving certificate can read and understand instructions, and make calculations, and that those with university degrees can do much more.

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