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OECD Skills Outlook 2019 Report

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released the 4th edition of skills outlook report. The emphasis of the report is on how the digital technologies such as information and communication technologies (ICTs) , artificial intelligence and robotics, are changing the the way people live and work as well as how this could be targeted with a right policy.


PISA redefining testing standards

By 2021, PISA will include two new areas of assessment: creative thinking and flexibility in thinking. It will also measure soft skills such as being inquisitive and persistent. Based on these, the success criteria of education is shifting in a way to raise interesting questions and trigger engaging research on how the learning experiences must be shaped. Assessment strategies and assessment models will be changed in response to this too.

It is right now a question on how to approach assessment and measurement policies in light of the recent changes of the new competencies that are becoming of interest in the education community. Eummena is actively involved in undertaking research and providing assessment solutions for this new shift. Eummena is currently advising its partners and customers on how to shape accordingly their assessment tools, EdTech strategies, and digital skills initiatives.

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