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, which can be found at:  http://oecdeducationtoday.blogspot.fr/2012/05/what-should-students-learn-in-21st.html

Further, the OECD’s Yearbook 2012 features a CCR article on Skills and Innovation:  www.oecdobserver.org/yearbook2012

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 at Harvard to Explore What Should Students Learn

On May 1 – 2, 2012 a small working group of neuroscientists, educational researchers and designers, and practitioners convened 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 the synthesis produced from the discussion, along with the agenda. Charles’s presentation can be found on the Slideshare CCR site.