Originally posted in our September 2023 Top of Mind Newsletter.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is at the forefront of international economic policy development. A significant portion of that work revolves around education efforts, namely identifying and promoting 21st-century skill development around the world.
This month, we’re taking a look at the OECD’s Learning Compass 2030. The compass provides a new perspective on what it will look like to build skills in the next decade, which looks more and more distinct from traditional learning structures. But, it also stands as a clear metaphor: students will need “to learn to navigate by themselves through unfamiliar contexts.” For those who have followed ELI’s work, this should sound familiar. Traditional education systems have provided something akin to a roadmap, but we are in a new terrain that requires a new approach.
Check out an in-depth explanation of the compass, as well as some other helpful concept notes, at the link below.