Learning in a changing world: Evidence, innovation and creative thinking in education

Developing creativity, critical thinking and student engagement

Jun 18, 2024 | 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

OECD Conference Centre Room CC9

Description

Engaging students’ creative potential during instruction leads to deeper, transferable learning. This is because students who are encouraged and supported to come up with their own solutions to problems connect more deeply with the subject, and are more likely to find purpose and satisfaction in their learning process. This session focuses on how to design and implement changes in teaching practices that give a more central role to students’ imagination, critical investigation of problems and iterative construction of solutions. Discussion questions: • Are the disappointing trends in PISA results related to a problem of increasing disengagement of students in the classroom? • How can teachers facilitate active processes where students learn by exploring the problem space and iterating on their own ideas? • To what extent are transitions toward more active and enquiry-based forms of learning are hindered by the way we currently assess students? Short Keynotes: • Carl Wieman (Laureate, 2020 Yidan Prize for Education Research) • Michelene (Micki) Chi (Laureate, 2023 Yidan Prize for Education Research) Small group discussion

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