Trends Shaping Education 2016

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Did you ever wonder if education has a role to play in stemming the obesity epidemic sweeping across all OECD countries? Or what the impact of increasing urbanisation might be on our schools, families, and communities? Or whether new technologies really are fundamentally changing the way our children think and learn?

Trends Shaping Education examines major trends affecting the future of education and sets the background on upcoming challenges for policy makers and education providers alike. This work does not give conclusive answers: it is not an analytical report nor is it a statistical compendium, and it is certainly not a statement of OECD policy on these different developments. It is instead a stimulus for thinking about major tendencies that have the potential to influence education, and conversely, the potential of education to influence these trends.

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Are cities the new countries?

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

Are cities the new countries trends: A visual overview – a display of the trends in this chapter and the connections between them. Urban life – illustrates the continuing growth in urbanisation and the importance of cities to national economic and productivity growth. Thriving communities, engaged citizens – looks at the co-operation between citizens and local government and proactive citizen involvement. Innovation spaces – observes the growing role of cities as centres of innovation, productivity and exchange. A tale of many cities: Urban transport and safety – questions what makes cities more liveable through the lenses of efficient transport systems and security. Urban challenges – takes a look at dangers associated with city living, such as pollution and epidemics. Infographic: Cities and education – a visual exploration of the links between the trends in this chapter and education.

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