A New International OECD Project on Learning: “Innovative Learning Environments”

By David Istance.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The OECD Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) project is being carried out by its Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI). It is focused on how people learn and under which conditions and dynamics they can learn better. It is identifying inspiring practice to help enrich mainstream education for children and young people. Many of today’s schools still operate with traditional approaches that are not encouraging deep learning and the capacity for lifelong learning and innovation. How can they be transformed and what will 21st century learning environments look like?

Keywords: Innovative Learning Environments, Learning Practice, Innovation, Lifelong Learning, Deep Learning

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 12, pp.479-486. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.191MB).

David Istance

Senior Analyst, Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), OECD, Paris, France

David Istance, Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, OECD, Paris, France. David Istance is a senior member of OECD’s Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), and heads the the new “Innovative Learning Environments” project. He previously headed the long-running “Schooling for Tomorrow” programme and was the author of the influential OECD schooling scenarios. He has been the author and editor, alone or with others, of many OECD publications including Education Today: the OECD Perspective (2009); Trends Shaping Education (2008); Demand-Sensitive Schooling? Evidence and Issues, (2006); What Schools for the Future? (2001); Education and Equity in OECD Countries, (1997); High Quality Education and Training for All, (1992); and The Teacher Today, (1990). He has also written extensively on lifelong learning and was co-editor (with Tom Schuller and Hans Schuetze) of the Open University Press reader, International Perspectives on Lifelong Learning: from Recurrent Education to the Knowledge Society (2002). Before his current spell at OECD, he was at the Universities of Cardiff and Swansea and he remains an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences, University of Cardiff. He is also on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Education and the Korean KEDI Journal of Educational Policy.

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