Month: September 2016

Educating for Innovation and Innovation in Education

Educating for Innovation and Innovation in Education

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsPeople have quite different views on the role that digital technology can and ...
Leaders for learning

Leaders for learning

by Montserrat Gomendio Deputy Director, Directorate for Education and SkillsThe success of the Olympic games this year has been thrilling to watch, wi ...
Can OECD’s data guide the world towards better education systems?

Can OECD’s data guide the world towards better education systems?

by Dirk Van DammeHead of the Innovation and Measuring Progress Division, Directorate for Education and Skills   What do we have to ...

Have you tried some chair yoga today?

Here is a list of sample exercises from the Costco magazine, which means chair yoga is hitting the mainstream: http://www.costcoconnection.com/connect ...
Drummer Leonard Haze’s thoughts on old age and dying

Drummer Leonard Haze’s thoughts on old age and dying

Leonard Haze was a great drummer. He passed away in his sleep last weekend at age 61. I saw him on tour with Ian Gillan in 1992 and the whole band was ...
“We’ll just go in and do some work.”

“We’ll just go in and do some work.”

Angus Young from AC/DC in Rolling Stone:"Malcolm was always one to battle through. He would look at me in times of crisis and go, "We'll just go in an ...
What makes education governance and reform work beyond the drawing table?

What makes education governance and reform work beyond the drawing table?

by Florian KösterAnalyst, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD Today’s education systems need to adapt practices to local diversity while e ...
Complex mathematics isn’t for everyone (but maybe it should be)

Complex mathematics isn’t for everyone (but maybe it should be)

by Marilyn AchironEditor, Directorate for Education and SkillsPut a complicated algebraic equation or geometry problem in front of a 15-year-old stude ...

It Pays to Be Human: communicate clearly, take initiative, problem-solve, get along with people

From WSJ: It Pays to Be Human - The job market’s most sought-after skills can be tough to spot on a résumé. Companies across the U.S. say it is becomi ...