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

Engaging students to develop creativity and critical thinking skills

Jun 18, 2024 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

OECD Conference Centre Room CC9


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 constructing solutions iteratively. 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 from different angles and iterating on their own ideas? • Are more active and enquiry-based forms of learning hindered by the way we currently assess students—and to what extent? Session Chair: Natalie Foster, OECD 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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