The OECD Learning Compass 2030

How do you prepare students for jobs , technologies and social issues that haven’t existed before? The OECD Learning Compass 2030 is a framework that defines the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that learners need to fulfil their potential and contribute to the well-being of their communities and the planet. It recognizes that learning is… Read more

Skills Development in Canada – new C.D. Howe report

Canada’s average performance in PIAAC (the OECD’s test of adult literacy, numeracy and problem solving) has raised questions about the quality of provincial education systems. If Canada has a high-performing education system, why do its graduates not out-perform the international norm? The explanation for the scores lies elsewhere, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report…. Read more

Adults, Computers and Problem Solving

Adults, Computers and Problem Solving: What’s the Problem? is a recent report that provides an in-depth analysis of the results from the Survey of Adult Skills related to problem solving in technology-rich environments. The Nordic countries and the Netherlands have the largest proportions of adults (around 40%) who score at the higher levels in problem… Read more

Youth, Skills and Employability

Young people around the world are struggling to enter the labour market. The OECD Skills Outlook 2015 focuses on youth, skills and employability, and shows how improving the employability of youth requires a comprehensive approach. While education, social, and labour market policies have key roles to play, co-ordination between public policies and the private sector… Read more