Innovation Strategy for Education and Training Reports

 

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

June 2013

This report examines the state of empirical knowledge about the impact of arts education on these kinds of outcomes. The kinds of arts education examined include arts classes in school (classes in music, visual arts, theatre, and dance), arts-integrated classes (where the arts are taught as a support for an academic subject), and arts study undertaken outside of school (e.g. private music lessons; out-of-school classes in theatre, visual arts, and dance). The report does not deal with education about the arts or cultural education, which may be included in all kinds of subjects.

 

Sparking Innovation in STEM Education with Technology and Collaboration

April 2013

This report highlights innovative technology-supported pedagogic models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, explores what to expect from collaboration in a designed network, and, thereafter, sketches lessons for promoting educational innovation through collaboration.

 

Review of the Italian Strategy for Digital Schools

March 2013

The Italian Ministry of Education launched in 2007 a National Plan for Digital Schools (Piano Nazionale Scuola Digitale) to mainstream Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Italian classrooms and use technology as a catalyser of innovation in Italian education, hopefully conducing to new teaching practices, new models of school organisation, new products and tools to support quality teaching. The Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research asked the OECD to review its Plan from an international perspective and to suggest improvements.

 

Learning from International Experiences with Interactive Whiteboards

March 2013

This paper describes teacher strategies and experiences with interactive whiteboards (IWBs) and draws on the published research in this area to understand how a systemic approach to technology-based innovations in schools can contribute to quality education for all. It explores ways to support the cultural shift in teacher and learner roles that helps to integrate the technology effectively into classroom teaching. 

 

Progression in Student Creativity in School: First Steps Towards New Forms of Formative Assessments

January 2013

Creativity is widely accepted as being an important outcome of schooling. Yet there are many different views about what it is, how best it can be cultivated in young people and whether or how it should be assessed. And in many national curricula creativity is only implicitly acknowledged and seldom precisely defined. This paper offers a five dimensional definition of creativity which has been trialled by teachers in two field trials in schools in England.

 

Business-Driven Innovation: Is it Making a Difference in Education?

December 2012

In most sectors, innovation comes also from tools and products developed by a highly innovative industry. This report shows that a new specialised industry which is developing innovative tools is emerging in the education sector, even though the phenomenon remains modest.

 

Bringing About Curriculum Innovation

August 2012

Curriculum is essential when seeking to promote innovation in education, as it reflects the vision for education by indicating knowledge, skills and values to be taught to students. 

 

Workforce Skills and Innovation: an Overview of Major Themes in the Literature
January 2011
What workforce skills are needed in an innovation-driven economy? This report provides an account of the main approaches, debates and evidence in the research literature on the role of workforce skills in the innovation process in developed economies.

 

Innovative Workplaces: Making Better Use of Skills within Organisations
December 2010
This book shows how interaction within organisations, as well as individual and organisational learning and training, are important for innovation. It will interest policy makers in education, employment and innovation as well as business leaders and academics.

 

The OECD Innovation Strategy: Getting a Head Start on Tomorrow
May 2010
This publication presents the OECD Innovation Strategy. It provides analysis and policy guidance on issues relating to education and training policies, policies that support business environments and infrastructure for innovation, and policies that foster the creation and diffusion of knowledge. The report advocates an approach that accounts for overlapping policy domains and integrates the domains through mechanisms at the local, regional, national and international levels.

 

Measuring Innovation: A New Perspective -book or online version
May 2010
This volume builds on 50 years of indicator development by OECD and goes beyond R&D to describe the broader context in which innovation occurs. It includes experimental indicators that provide insight into new areas of policy interest, and highlights measurement gaps to propose directions for advancing the measurement agenda.

 

Do Quasi-markets Foster Innovation in Education?
August 2009
Does the rate of innovation increase when educators are spurred on by competitive incentives? What types of innovations then appear, and in what levels of the educational organisation? This report reviews the evidence, drawing on information from over 20 countries.

 

Assessment and Innovation in Education
July 2009
This study proposes three main ways of combining assessment and innovation:
1) developing a wide range of performance measurements for both students and schools;
2) rethinking the alignment of standards and assessment;
3) measuring the impact of assessments on teaching and learning.

 

 

 

 

 

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