Directorate for Education and Skills
In order to capture the growing importance in our work of the acquisition of skills throughout the life cycle, and our contribution to help countries design better skills policies through the OECD Skills Strategy, we are now officially known as the Directorate for Education and Skills.
PISA for Development
OECD’s contribution on education to the post-2015 framework will provide lessons from PISA in respect of how to set and measure realistic learning goals and targets and the likely pace of progress towards achieving these.
Skills beyond School
The review of Switzerland was published in January. Reviews to be published in the coming months are: Germany, Austria and the USA (with case studies of Florida, Maryland and Washington State). There will also be commentaries released for Canada and Iceland.
OECD Dynamic educational data award
Last September, at the launch of annual OECD Education at a Glance, we opened a competition challenge to construct a clear and compelling visualisation on the economic costs and returns on education. The winners were Krisztina Szucs and Mate Cziner from Hungary.
OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment
The synthesis report from the review, Synergies for Better Learning: An International Perspective on Evaluation and Assessment, will be officially released on 11 April 2013 at the final international conference of the review in Oslo.
Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO)
A Conference on Measuring Learning Outcomes in Higher Education: Lessons learnt from the AHELO (Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes) Feasibility Study took place in Paris on 11-12 March 2013. The proceedings of the Conference will be included in the third and final volume of the Feasibility Study Report at the end of April.
Innovation Strategy for Education and Training
Lessons from Asia in designing and assessing education for innovation were discussed in Singapore on 15-16 January 2013 during a workshop co-organised with Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE) and the Ministry of Education (Singapore).
Higher Education in Regional and City Development
Two new reports in the series Higher Education in Regional and City Development have just been published: Wroclaw, Poland, and Sonora, Mexico. These reviews explore the role universities in the socio-economic development in their cities and regions.