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January 19, 2022

Report Notice – Strengthening online learning when schools are closed: The role of families and teachers in supporting students during the COVID-19 crisis

The second of the remote teaching and pandemic pedagogy reports I wanted to pass along.

Strengthening online learning when schools are closed: The role of families and teachers in supporting students during the COVID-19 crisis

24 September 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has forced education systems worldwide to find alternatives to face-to-face instruction. As a result, online teaching and learning have been used by teachers and students on an unprecedented scale. Since lockdowns –either massive or localised -may be needed again in the future to respond to new waves of the infection until a vaccine becomes available, it is of utmost importance for governments to identify which policies can maximise the effectiveness of online learning. This policy brief examines the role of students’ attitudes towards learning in maximising the potential of online schooling when regular face-to-face instruction cannot take place. Since parents and teachers play a fundamental role in supporting students to develop these crucial attitudes, particularly in the current situation, targeted policy interventions should be designed with the aim of reducing the burden on parents and help teachers and schools make the most of digital learning.Strengthening online learning when schools are closed: The role of families and teachers in supporting students during the COVID-19 crisis

January 18, 2022

Q&A webinar: How learning continued during the COVID-19 pandemic: Global lessons from initiatives to support learners and teachers

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How learning continued during the COVID-19 pandemic

Global lessons from initiatives to support learners and teachers

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About this webinar

School closures became common around the world during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. Faced with the task of keeping learning going without school facilities, educators and governments quickly adapted and many innovations emerged. The OECD, the World Bank, Harvard’s Global Education Innovation Initiative and HundrED have documented a range of examples of these efforts from the first wave of school closures, looking at low-, middle- and high-income countries on all continents and drawing some lessons from these fast-paced responses to reimagine a post-pandemic version of education.

Join us as we launch a new report that outlines 45 of these education continuity stories and discuss how such initiatives can contribute to the current pandemic situation and the overall development of education worldwide.

Speakers include:

  • Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills
  • Jaime Saavedra, Global Director for Education, World Bank
  • Fernando Reimers, Professor of Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Saku Tuominen, Education innovation specialist and Founder, HundrED

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24 January, 15:00 (Paris time)

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January 11, 2022

Q&A webinar: COVID, technology and climate change: How are societal trends shaping the future of education?

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COVID, technology and climate change

How are societal trends shaping the future of education?

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About this webinar

Our world is witnessing a growing disconnect between the economic growth imperative and our planet’s finite resources; between what is technologically possible and existing social needs. As the world continues to change, education must adapt to support all individuals in becoming competent, caring and responsible citizens.

Analysing education in the context of major economic, political, social and technological trends is a way to bring the future into the present and examine the different possible scenarios, giving us a better chance to be ready for whatever scenario might arrive. It is a way to ask ourselves: What do global trends mean for the future of my education system? And what can education do to influence these global trends?”

Join Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, for an interactive webinar to discuss these and other questions as we launch the 2022 edition of the OECD Trends Shaping Education report. You will have the chance to hear insights from education experts, and to tell us about the future you envision for education.

Speakers include:

  • Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills
  • Saul Perlmutter, Nobel laureate and Professor of Physics, UC Berkeley
  • Alexandra Seybal, Student representative, Organsing Bureau of European School Student Unions
  • Saku Tuominen, Education innovation specialist and Founder of HundrED

Moderated by Tia Loukkola, Head of the Innovation and Measuring Progress Division, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

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December 20, 2021

News from OECD Education and Skills: December 2021

Note there are several items below related to K-12 remote learning internationally.

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Highlights of 2021

Publications

Education at a Glance 2021: OECD Indicators

Education at a Glance is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world.
Explore the interactive web book

The State of Education One Year into the COVID Pandemic

A snapshot of how systems were responding one year into the COVID crisis conducted by the OECD,in collaboration with UNESCO, UNICEF and The World Bank.
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Teachers Getting the Best out of Their Students: From Primary to Upper Secondary Education

A view of teachers and school principals across all levels of compulsory education and the similarities and differences in the issues they face.
Read More

Blogposts

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  • The role of school heads and why they matter during the COVID pandemic

  • The state of education – one year into COVID

  • A new approach to look beyond academic learning

… and here are our latest ones

  • Balancing the urgent and the important is key to resilience in education

  • Should education leaders be listening to children?

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Read them all here

Podcasts

  • How did schools keep students engaged during the pandemic? Stories from the US and Japan

  • Talking to one of the best teachers in the world

  • MIT’s Sanjay Sarma on the human-digital classroom: It doesn’t have to be a Zoom lecture

… and here are latest ones

  • Are student loans a financial house of cards?

  • How climate education can get us to net-zero: a talk with Lorenzo Fioramonti and Nita Seng

  • From Nepal to the UK: Gen Z fights for climate education

Listen to them all here

Just Published

Embedding Values and Attitudes in Curriculum: Shaping a Better Future

This report presents first‐ever comparative data on curriculum at the content level, examining trends in curriculum change with challenges and strategies, and suggesting lessons learned from unintended consequences countries experienced with their curriculum reforms.
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Building Tax Culture, Compliance and Citizenship: A Global Source Book on Taxpayer Education

The report aims to help tax revenue authorities in designing and implementing taxpayer education initiatives. It examines 140 initiatives under implementation in 59 developed and developing countries, offering a classification of different approaches to taxpayer education, and identifying common challenges and solutions.
Discover more

Our latest briefs, working papers and country reviews 

Briefs

  • Think green – Education and climate change
  • Building teachers’ well-being from primary to upper secondary education

Working papers

  • The Resilience of Students with an Immigrant Background: An update with PISA 2018

Country reviews

  • Strengthening Early Childhood Education and Care in Ireland: Review on Sector Quality
  • OECD Review of Well-being Policies and Practices in Dubai’s Private School Sector
  • Resourcing Higher Education in the Flemish Community of Belgium
  • Resourcing higher education in Denmark – Thematic policy brief
Access them all here

Chart of the month

Chart showing percentage of students who said where taught if information was subjective or biased

See the data, hear the experts

Want to learn about what’s going on in education today – and what education might look like tomorrow?
Check out our Q&A Education and Skills Webinars.

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December 9, 2021

Upcoming Q&A webinars

Note these up-coming webinars – and the first looks of particular interest.

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Join us on 14 and 15 December

UPCOMING Q&A WEBINARS

14 December – Ask an expert: How important are children’s relationships with family and peers in the digital age?

15 December – Embedding values and attitudes in curriculum: Shaping a better future

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14 December, 16:00 (Paris time)

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How important are children’s relationships with family and peers in the digital age?

Families play a fundamental role in children’s cognitive, developmental, educational and health outcomes. Yet families are changing. In this webinar, we discuss how the way children socialise and build relationships has changed in the digital age, and what that means for teaching and learning.
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15 December, 16:00 (Paris time)

Embedding values and attitudes in curriculum:
Shaping a better future

Despite the variety of values espoused in national curricula, there is an emerging trend across countries to prioritise values that enhance both well-being and learning. In this interactive webinar, Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, will discuss the findings of the latest OECD report, Embedding values and attitudes in curriculum, with a panel of experts. This will be followed by breakout rooms for small-group discussions among participants.
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