CERI Update
Issue 1/March 06
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The e-newsletter from the OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation


Welcome to the first issue of the CERI Update

Why are we launching this?

  • First, and obviously, wed like more people to know about what we do now, and are planning for the future.
  • Secondly, wed like to hear back from readers about what interests you in our programme, and about what use you make of our work.
  • Thirdly, we are always looking for new ideas, and for links to researchers or communities we might not know about.

CERI Update aims to keep you informed about our activities, publications, events and analyses. You can also use our website, www.oecd.org/edu/ceri, to get more information.

CERI Update will be published regularly, as and when we have enough new material.

With all good wishes
Tom Schuller, Head of CERI


CERI: self-portrait

Looking ahead, developing scenarios, analysing emerging issues, searching for best practices and methods that work, producing indicators in special fields: this is how the OECD's Centre for Educational Research and Innovation CERI contributes to OECD's work on education.

Set up in 1968, CERI has established a worldwide reputation for opening up new areas of exploration in education. Linking research, policy and innovation, and drawing on extensive expertise and methodologies from across the OECD world, the centre occupies a unique place in international educational policy analysis.

CERI's work is designed for all educational stakeholders, in particular policy makers, research communities and school/university leaders. Currently it is focusing on four key themes, all articulated around the general objective of lifelong learning.

The centre is composed of around 25 staff members, including economists, policy analysts, social scientists, statisticians and assistants. It is located at the OECD Headquarters in Paris.


Focus on: innovations in learning

Several activities are looking into innovative learning practices and developments in OECD countries:

  • A review of best examples of policies and practices in formative assessment
  • A project on how brain processes information, and on how learning mechanisms develop over lifecycle
  • An international survey of e-learning practices and strategies in tertiary education
  • A mapping of the scale and scope of current initiatives in open educational resources

Coming up: meetings/conferences

Off the press and policy briefs

Schooling for Tomorrow Personalising Education
Printed in February 2006

Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross-border Higher Education
Printed in December 2005
For free. Copies available on request to: mailto:%20delphine.grandrieux@oecd.org

Policy Brief : E-learning in Tertiary Education


Useful links

Interesting links for educational research.


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