Centre for Educational Research and Innovation - CERI

Educating for Innovation in Asia: Theory, Evidence and Practice



15-16 January 2013

Location: Traders Hotel, Singapore

Summary record

This workshop has been organised by the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), together with Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE) and in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Singapore.




Innovation is not only a driver of growth, the range of skills associated with creativity also enable young people to advance while having a better quality of life. Imagination, curiosity, collaboration and resilience underpin success in relationships. Critical understanding and problem solving skills developed by creative individuals, allows them to develop and deepen their appreciation of the world and all that it has to offer.

  • Outline the most significant policy, practice and initiatives that can lead to better equip students with skills in thinking and creativity in education systems;
  • Identify the most significant barriers to their full implementation as well as the conditions that hamper and facilitate this kind of education, notably in Asia;
  • Develop specific recommendations and action steps to address these barriers;
  • Provide participants with a space for feedback on their practices and international peer learning.


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 Related events

  • OECD Conference - Educating for Innovative Societies (Paris, April 2012): summary report and webpage
  • OECD/France workshop - Education for Innovation the Role of Arts and STEM Education (23-24 May 2011): summary report and webpage



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