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Friday 29 April 2016

Education & Training

Open educational resources: a catalyst for innovation.

Educational research and innovation
Corporate Author:
Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. + Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Dominic Orr, Michele Rimini, Dirk Van Damme

Education is the key to economic, social and environmental progress, and governments around the world are looking to improve their education systems. The future of education in the 21st century is not simply about reaching more people, but about improving the quality and diversity of educational opportunities. How to best organise and support teaching and learning requires imagination, creativity and innovation. Open educational resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials that make use of tools such as open licensing to permit their free reuse, continuous improvement and repurposing by others for educational purposes. The OER community has grown considerably over the past 10 years and the impact of OER on educational systems has become a pervasive element of educational policy This report aims to highlight state of the art developments and practices in OER, but also to demonstrate how OER can be a tool for innovation in teaching and learning.

  • ISBN: 9789264247536
  • 24.00

Education & Training

A review of international large-scale assessments in education: assessing component skills and collecting contextual data.

Corporate Author:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
John Cresswell, Ursula Schwantner, Charlotte Waters

This report reviews the major international and regional large-scale educational assessments, including international surveys, school-based surveys and household-based surveys. The report compares and contrasts the cognitive and contextual data collection instruments and implementation methods used by the different assessments in order to identify practices that are recognised as being effective. It also identifies assessment practices that are particularlylikely to be useful for developing countries. The findings of this report are being used by the OECD to support its efforts to make PISA more relevant to a wider range of countries, and by the World Bank as part of its on-going dialogue with its client countries regarding participation in international large-scale assessments.

  • ISBN: 9789264248342
  • 32.00

Social Issues

Demographic yearbook 2014. 65th ed.

Corporate Author:
United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Statistics Division

Demographic Yearbook 2014 is the the sixty-fifth in a series published since 1948. Through the cooperation with the National Statistical Offices, official demographic statistics are compiled in theYearbook, as available, for more than 230 countries and areas of the world up to the reference year 2014. This edition of the Yearbook contains chapters on the population size and distribution, the population of capital cities, fertility, foetal mortality, infant and maternal mortality, general mortality, nuptiality and divorce.

  • ISBN: 9789210511087
  • 115.00