Tuesday May 23, 2017

Innovating education and educating for innovation: the power of digital technologies and skills is a 2016 publication by the OECD.

Education systems are critically important for innovation through the development of skills that nurture new ideas and technologies. However, whereas digital technologies are profoundly changing the way we work, communication and enjoy ourselves, the world of education and learning is not yet going through the same technology-driven innovation process as other sectors.

This report discusses the available evidence on innovation in education, the impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning, the role of digital skills and the role of educational industries in the process of innovation.

(Source: OECD)

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Tuesday April 18, 2017

Work-based learning for youth at risk is a 2016 report, published by the OECD.

Work-based learning can provide a bridge into careers and its potential benefits are noticeable for youth at risk - those most likely to face difficulties in accessing jobs and learning opportunities.

This paper looks at tools designed to help get employers on board for work-based learning, with an emphasis on work-based learning for youth at risk. Attention should be focussed on non-financial measures that improve the cost-benefit balance of apprenticeship to employers.

(Source: OECD)

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Tuesday March 21, 2017

1. Attacking the double burden of malnutrition in Asia and the Pacific

Malnutrition's causes and solutions at each stage of the human life cycle are discussed in a regional study on Nutrition Trends, Policies and Strategies and synthesized in this publication. The study aims to create a better understanding of ways to improve life span, quality of life, early cognition and life-long learning, and earning capacity of individuals and nations.

2. GrEEEn solutions for Livable Cities

Practical ways on how urban managers, development practitioners, businesses, and citizens can engage to make cities more livable by building on the city’s unique physical, social, cultural, economic and human resource assets.  The scale of urbanization in Asia today is unprecedented in urban history. Asia stands apart from other regions in terms of the absolute growth of the urban population as well as the number of densely populated megacities.

3. The Role of Community Colleges in Skills Development: lessons from the Canadian experience in developing Asia

The purpose of this book is to describe the Canadian approach to skills development, the success is achieved, and the implications of this success for policy toward skills development in Asian emerging economies.

4. Managing the Transition to a Low-Carbon economy: perspectives, policies and practices from Asia

The book assessed the low-carbon and green policies and practices taken by developed Asian countries, identifies gaps, and examines new opportunities for low-carbon green growth.

(Source: Asian Development Bank)

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