The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Drawing on 60 years of experience, the goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all and creating insights to better prepare the world of tomorrow. OECD collaborates with governments, policymakers, and citizens.
The Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) provides and promotes international comparative research, innovation and key indicators, explores forward-looking and innovative approaches to education and learning, and facilitates bridges between educational research, innovation and policy development.
Recently, OECD-CERI worked with networks of schools and teachers in 11 countries to decipher "what it means to teach, learn and make progress in creativity and critical thinking in primary and secondary education." Creativity and critical thinking are key skills for complex, globalised and increasingly digitalised economies and societies - but what does that look like in schools?
This was the focus of the Fostering Students' Creativity and Critical Thinking report.
Participation in the project led to a bank of lesson plans, freely available as open educational resources. We are delighted that three of CREATE's products are in the bank, listed below:
Multiple Literacies (ML-PBL) Toys unit
Crafting Optimal Learning in Science Environments (CESE) Forces and Motion unit
Health in Our Hands (HiOH) What Controls My Health?
You may read the entire report online as a PDF, or download/purchase for a fee.