Many OECD countries set the development of 21st-century skills, such as creativity and critical thinking, high on their higher education policy agenda and adopted policies to support this goal. Approaches to foster students’ 21st-century skills differ across countries, from updating quality assurance systems and providing targeted funding to organising teaching awards and offering professional learning opportunities to teachers. Yet, little is known about which policy instruments are most effective in different contexts.
In this 90-minute webinar, three experts from Asia-Pacific will discuss how governments can help institutions and faculty members foster students’ 21st-century skills. The webinar is part of a two-day online event supporting the OECD project “Teaching, Learning and Assessing Creativity and Critical Thinking in Higher Education”.
– Angela Carbone, Director, Australian Awards for University Teaching, Universities Australia, Australia
– Eun Young Kim, Director and Research Fellow, Office of International Cooperation, Korean Educational Development Institute, Korea
Reflection by Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Professor and Vice-Director, International Strategy Office, Tohoku University, Japan
Moderation by Cassie Hague, Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD