Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills at the OECD
Join us for an online webinar on Tuesday 18th October from 10:00 – 11:30 (BST) with Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Andreas is also a Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the OECD where he supports in producing analysis and policy advice to advance economic and social growth and progress. For over 20 years Andreas has worked with ministers and education leaders globally to improve quality and equity in education. He has also initiated, and currently oversees, the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) which has worked to create a global platform for policymakers, researchers, and educators to transform, improve, and innovate educational practices and policies. Prior to joining the OECD, he was Director for Analysis at the International Associated for Educational Achievement (IEA).
Brief context on the OECD:
The OECD is an international organisation which works to “build better policies for better lives” with the aim to shape policies which “foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all”. Alongside governments, policy makers, citizens, the OECD works to establish evidence-based international standards and identify solutions for social, economic, and environmental challenges.
During this session Andreas will provide policy advice and an OECD analysis drawn from OECD’s Future of Education and Skills 2030 project. The project was launched in 2015 with the aims to build a common understanding of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values students need in the 21st century. The goals of education are much wider than just preparing young people for the world of work. Schools need to prepare students for jobs that have not yet been created, for technologies that have not yet been invented, to solve problems that have not yet been anticipated. Education can equip young people with agency and a sense of purpose, as well as the competencies they need to fulfil their own potential, contribute to the lives of others, and help make a better future. The project assists countries in preparing students, teachers and schools for the future by education goals, curricula, teaching models, assessments, teacher professional development and learning environments.
There will be an opportunity at the end of the session for Q&A.