Higher education institutions are increasingly expected to support students with the development of higher-order thinking skills, such as creativity and critical thinking, as well as technical knowledge, in order to better respond to labour market demands and contribute to innovation in society. However, while some institutions have been actively implementing innovative student-centred pedagogies to promote the development of 21st-century skills, others seek more support and information on how to change their approaches to teaching and learning.
In this 90-minute webinar, three leaders from innovative institutions in East Asia, Europe and North America will discuss how their institutions attempt to develop students’ 21st-century skills and what types of policy support can be helpful for this purpose. 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”.
Guest presentations by:
– Elina Kähkönen, Director of Aaltonaut (Interdisciplinary Programme), Aalto University, Finland
– Bernard C Y Tan, Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, National University of Singapore, Singapore
– Laura Winer, Director of Teaching and Learning Services, McGill University, Canada
Reflection by Tia Loukkola, Head of Innovation and Measuring Progress Division, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD
Moderation by Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin, Deputy Head of CERI and Senior Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD