Month: April 2017

Working together to build the culture of learning in the Netherlands

Working together to build the culture of learning in the Netherlands

by Andreas Schleicher Director for Education and Skills, OECDThe Dutch are known for making a virtue of necessity. Now is a time when their reput ...
Learning in school as a social activity

Learning in school as a social activity

by Mario PiacentiniAnalyst, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsWhat do 15-year-old students really need from school and what can school give the ...
Country Roads: Education and Rural Life

Country Roads: Education and Rural Life

by Marc FusterConsultant, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills“Country roads, take me home” sang John Denver a while ago and, in fact, improvemen ...
Developing an agenda for research and education in Wales

Developing an agenda for research and education in Wales

by Hannah von AhlefeldProject Lead, TALIS Initial Teacher Preparation study, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsIt’s an exciting time in Wa ...
Does the world need people who understand problems, or who can solve them?

Does the world need people who understand problems, or who can solve them?

by Dirk Van DammeHead of the Innovation and Measuring Progress Division, Directorate for Education and Skills The label “21st -century skills” is ...
Building tax systems to foster better skills

Building tax systems to foster better skills

by Pascal Saint-AmansDirector, Centre for Tax Policy and AdministrationAndreas SchleicherDirector, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsInvesting ...
Preparing teachers for change – in and outside of the profession

Preparing teachers for change – in and outside of the profession

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsEvery year in March, education ministers and union leaders of the highest-perf ...
How to return to the “gold standard” for education

How to return to the “gold standard” for education

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, OECD Directorate for Education and SkillsResults from our comparative PISA studies have often been disappointing for Sw ...