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Is physical health linked to better learning?

by Tracey BurnsSenior Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills Mahatma Gandhi once said: “it is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold…

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The importance of learning from data on education, migration and displacement

by Manos Antoninis, Director, Global Education Monitoring ReportFrancesca Borgonovi, Senior Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills Migration and displacement are complex phenomena which play an…

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Schools at the crossroads of innovation

by Dirk Van DammeHead of the Innovation and Measuring Progress Division, Directorate for Education and Skills In a not so distant past, it was seen…

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How education can spur progress towards inclusive growth

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, Directorate for Education and Skills Costa Rica is recognised across Latin America as a leader in education. The country was among the…

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How to transform schools into learning organisations?

by Andreas SchleicherDirector, OECD Directorate for Education and Skills Schools nowadays are required to learn faster than ever before in order to deal effectively with the…

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Time, working and learning

by Viktoria KisAnalyst, Directorate for Education and Skills Seven years is the right length for apprenticeships – thought Queen Elizabeth I of England as she…

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Learning by heart may not be best for your mind

by Alfonso Echazarra Analyst, Directorate for Education and Skills  PISA 2012 Released Mathematics Item (Proficiency Level 6) Some of the greatest geniuses had remarkable…

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Opening up to Open Educational Resources

by Dirk Van DammeHead of the Innovation and Measuring division, Directorate for Education and SkillsTechnology has a profound impact on our lives. A few days…

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