OECD Future of Education and Skills 2030 project

How can we prepare students for jobs that have not yet been created, to tackle societal challenges that we can’t yet imagine, and to use technologies that have not yet been invented? How can we equip them to thrive in an interconnected world where they need to understand and appreciate different perspectives and world views, interact respectfully with others, and take responsible action towards sustainability and collective well-being?

Recognising the urgent need to open a global discussion about education, in 2015 the OECD launched the Future of Education and Skills 2030 project. The project aims to set goals and develop a common language for teaching and learning.

Phase I of the project focuses on curriculum redesign and developing a conceptual framework for learning 2030. Phase II focuses on curriculum implementation and creating a conceptual framework for teaching 2030.

Find out more about the project: publications, background, OECD Learning Compass 2030 contributors and how to get involved.

Teaching and learning for 2030

OECD Future of Education and Skills 2030 aims to build a common understanding of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values students need in the 21st century. The learning and teaching frameworks are co-created by policy makers, researchers, school leaders, teachers and students from around the world.

Conceptual frameworks:

>> Phase I: OECD Learning Compass 2030

>> Phase II: Teaching Framework for 2030

International curriculum analysis

There are five parts to the international curriculum analysis on redesign:

  • Taking stock of existing research and relevant OECD data on curricula
  • Policy Questionnaire on Curriculum redesign (PQC)
  • Curriculum Content Mapping (CCM)
  • In-depth, subject-specific analysis of physical education/health education (PEHE)
  • Mathematics Curriculum Document Analysis (MCDA)

The OECD is also conducting a systematic analysis and consolidation of existing research and conducting a international survey on how countries implement their curricula.

>> International curriculum analysis

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