CCR announces global conference on Character Education http://curriculumredesign.org/character/

The Center for Curriculum Redesign, in partnership with the OECD/CERI, is pleased to announce Character Education for a Challenging Century, a global conference in Geneva, Switzerland, and online via video, October 22-24, 2014.

The conference will bring together a global, growing community focused on the theme of “Character education for success in life and work” at the International School of Geneva and online. Leading educators, policymakers, executives, and spiritual leaders will discuss solutions to the crucial questions: Which character traits matter most for the 21st century? And how are they best developed?

Please help us spread the word to your networks, and we hope to see you in Geneva or online.  Register at: http://curriculumredesign.org/character/ 

Mathematics for the 21st Century: CCR publishes its recommendations in three concise papers

Thanks to generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Fondation Henri Moser, the Center for Curriculum Redesign has worked during the past two years to synthesize research on Mathematics education around the world – as related to the central question: “What should students learn for the 21st century?”

The recommendations are now published as three succinct papers, which describe the goals for redesigning standards for Mathematics for the 21st Century:

  1. Maths Branches Subjects and Topics – CCR
  2. Maths Methods & Tools – CCR
  3. Maths Concepts & Processes – CCR

and the supporting paper: Maths & Higher-order Thinking Skills – CCR

The recommendations have incorporated copious input and feedback from: CCR member jurisdictions; many invited experts at its Stockholm conference; and an experts’ colloquium in East Hampton NY.

As always, the CCR remains open to constructive suggestions and creative ideas, so please feel free to contact us at info@curriculumredesign.org.