Thursday August 10, 2017

"How Canada became an education superpower" was published by the BBC and uses data from the OECD.

When there are debates about the world's top performing education systems, the names that usually get mentioned are the Asian powerhouses such as Singapore and South Korea, or the Nordic know-alls, such as Finland and Norway.

But with much less recognition, Canada has climbed into the top tier of international rankings. In the most recent round on international PISA tests, Canada was one of the handful of countries to appear in the top 10 for maths, science and reading. Andreas Schleicher, the OECD's education director, says Canada's "big uniting theme is equity".

(Source: BBC News)

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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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