CERI Update
Issue 3/October 06
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CERI Update
aims to keep you informed about our activities, publications, events and analyses. In addition to the specific links in this text, you can also use our website, www.oecd.org/edu/ceri, to get more information.
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Key debates; CERI-Forums: current hot thread; Coming up; Just published; Useful links

Key debates

Final Workshop for Evidence-based Policy Research in Education
The fourth and final workshop in the series took place from 6-7 July 2006 in London. It gathered representatives of over 19 countries and the European Commission and was jointly organised by OECD/CERI, Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) and the UK Department for Education and Skills (DfES).
The focus of this meeting was on implementation, scaling up and sustainability, with the additional aim of drawing some conclusions from the series.
View report and presentations

International Conference “Emerging Models for Learning and Innovation (EMLI)”
This conference was jointly organised by OECD/CERI and the Ministry of Education (SEP), Mexico and took place from 14-16 June 2006 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. It was the culmination of intensive reflection and field work on the EMLI project over the past year with Mexico in the lead role as part of OECD/CERI’s “Schooling for Tomorrow” programme. The theme of the project has been on inspiring models of learning and innovation for the future, with the initial focus on innovation for disadvantaged groups.
View programme and presentations

CERI-Forums: current hot thread

Should teachers make more use of computers and internet in their courses?
"My point is not that students will use technologies to "cheat" but rather that so little thought has been given to whether the better role of technology is to help teachers teach or help students learn or facilitate parental involvement in their child's education...we are educating a generation of technically savvy students who utterly and completely lack critical thinking skills and the patience to sustain those skills for more than 40 minutes at a time...shame on us"
Submitted by Michael Shrage, MIT
Join this debate or comment on other interesting and provocative articles and threads on cutting educational issues at www.ceri-forums.org.

Coming up

International OECD/Japan Seminar on “Futures Thinking for Education: Policy, Leadership and the Teaching Profession": 6-8 November 2006, Hiroshima, Japan

Just published

Measuring the Effects of Education on Health and Civic Engagement: Proceedings of the Copenhagen Symposium
This publication is organised around two major papers, one on the links between education and health, the other on the links between education and civic participation. The papers discuss methodological issues and provide a wealth of empirical results, which confirm the important effect education has in both domains.
Download chapters or full report

Think Scenarios, Rethink Education
This latest volume in the "Schooling for Tomorrow" series goes beyond the OECD's own set of educational futures already published. It discusses how to develop scenarios and use them to address the challenges confronting policy and practice.

Useful links

Interesting links for educational research.

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