OECD’s Skills Strategy launch and Yearbook 2012 feature CCR’s invited blog and article respectively

The OECD’s Skills Strategy official launch includes CCR’s invited blog submission “What should students learn in the 21st century?”

Further, the OECD’s Yearbook 2012 features the CCR article “Skills and Innovation.”

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, said: “Skills have become the global currency of 21st Century economies. They transform lives and drive economies. Governments must invest more effectively in the education and skills that people will need in tomorrow’s workplace. They need to deploy their talent pool more strategically so that these investments translate into better jobs and better lives. Achieving this is everyone’s business, and employers and unions have a central role to play.”

CCR founder’s seminal book 21st Century Skills (Wiley, 2009) is now available in Chinese (classical and simplified), Korean and Russian, further reflecting the global interest in the topic.

Neuroscientists and Educators Meet to Explore What Should Students Learn

On May 1 – 2, 2012 a small working group of neuroscientists, educational researchers and designers, and practitioners convened at Harvard University to explore the curricular implications of leading research in the learning sciences.

The participating group discussed the implications of language development and multiple language acquisition, as well as mathematics development, implications of technology, meta-learning, and more.

Please see our Conferences page for the summary paper.