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First results from the OECD Survey on Social and Emotional Skills

When we think about knowledge and skills, we usually think about things like literacy and numeracy. But success in today’s society requires a more nuanced skillset, one that does not rely solely on traditional academics. Educators everywhere are increasingly recognising the significant role that social and emotional skills play in preparing students for life in a complex modern world, as well as for the modern workplace. But which of these skills has the strongest link with students’ learning and social outcomes? Does this vary across different age groups? And how can these skills be measured?

To help countries tackle this developing branch of education, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has conducted the first ever international comparative survey on social and emotional skills, aiming to identify and assess the conditions and practices that foster or hinder the development of such skills for 10- and 15-year-old students. The results of this survey will be launched on Tuesday 7 September at 16.00 CEST and you can register to watch here.

Join Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills, as he presents the findings from the survey, followed by a panel discussion with leading education experts.

Speakers include:

Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen, OECD Deputy Secretary-General
Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills
Paige Johnson, VP Education Marketing, Microsoft
James Heckman, Nobel Prize winning American economist
Angela Duckworth, Founder and CEO of Character Lab
Vicky Colbert, Colombian politician and former Vice-Minister of Education

Moderator: Dominic Regester, Program Director at Salzburg Global Seminar


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