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Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills in School: Moving a shared agenda forward

The OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) held an international conference on “Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills in School: Moving the agenda forward” on 24-25 September 2019 in London, United Kingdom. The conference took place at the innovation foundation nesta.

Distinguished speakers include:
Carl Wieman, Nobel Prize Winner, Professor of Physics and Education, Stanford University
Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, OECD
Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, NESTA
Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of Arts Council England
The conference brought together policy makers, experts and practitioners to discuss the importance of creativity and critical thinking in OECD economies and societies – and how students can acquire these skills in school.

Participants discussed:
The findings and lessons of a 4-year OECD project on how to foster and assess creativity and critical thinking in primary and secondary education
The support that teachers require to innovate their pedagogies and monitor students’ learning of creativity and critical thinking
Next steps to advance creativity and critical thinking in education, including PISA 2021 “creative thinking” assessment
Current and upcoming international initiatives in this area

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