Centre for Educational Research and Innovation - CERI

OECD 2nd Workshop - Measuring Innovation in Education


11 June 2010

Location: OECD

2, rue André Pascal, 75116 Paris Cedex 16, France





Upload the Workshop final summary Measuring Innovation June 2010




Reliable measurement data is essential for developing sound policies to support innovation to enhance learning outcomes, equity or cost-efficiency in education. The OECD/CERI Innovation Strategy for Education and Training project aims to develop a questionnaire for a survey on innovation in education and conduct related pilot studies in co-operation with interested countries. The survey instrument aims to be flexible enough to be used by interested countries, regions and cities on a voluntary basis.


To this end, the 2nd OECD/CERI Workshop on Measuring Innovation in Education, held in Paris on 11 June 2010, assembled a small group of OECD country representatives and experts to develop a strategy and a statistical instrument for measuring innovation in education. An international survey on innovation in education would:

  • Focus on change in specific practices implemented at the school and classroom levels;
  • Include contextual factors to detect drivers and barriers for innovation in education;
  • Link changes to subjective and, when possible, objective perception of their impact;
  • Cover innovation not only in teaching, but also in administration and external relations;
  • Be complementary to other ongoing measurement  initiatives.