Measuring Innovation in Education 2023

Tools and Methods for Data-Driven Action and Improvement

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Measuring innovation in education and understanding its drivers and obstacles is essential to improve the quality of the education sector – and of specific educational establishments. Are pedagogical and administrative practices changing in the expected direction? Do educational institution have a positive innovation culture that supports innovation? What are the drivers of innovation that policy makers or institution leaders could influence to achieve the systems’ educational objectives? How much do countries invest in educational research?

This book proposes insights and tools to policy makers and education leaders willing to drive change based on data and evidence and new tools and methodologies for education policy makers and institution leaders to answer those questions. Based on the research literature and the long experience of innovation and research surveys, these tools are meant either for a statistical collection or to engage in self-reflection at the institutional level. Three aspects of innovation are covered: educational innovation at the system level, innovation culture within educational institutions, innovation towards equity in education. A questionnaire to measure educational research and experimental development expenditures and implementation and new methodologies to measure certain aspects of educational innovation and educational research based on big data and bibliometrics are also presented.


Measuring innovation through surveys: Main considerations and applications to education

This chapter presents the research underpinnings for the survey chapters that follow. It starts with exploring existing research on measuring innovation that is relevant to the education sector, in the form of experimental surveys in the public sector and Oslo Manual guidelines. After, the chapter evaluates 13 relevant surveys on innovation or organisational change in the education sector, covering the four most relevant surveys in-depth. The last sections discuss survey methods to ensure the surveys obtain the representative data or data valuable for self-reflection and conclude.


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