Andreas Schleicher

Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

France

Dr. Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). As a key member of the OECD’s Senior Management team, Dr. Schleicher supports the Secretary-General’s strategy to produce analysis and policy advice that advances economic growth and social progress. In addition to policy and country reviews, he oversees the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), the OECD Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC), the OECD Skills Strategy, the OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), and the development and analysis of benchmarks on the performance of education systems (INES). He is the recipient of numerous honours and awards, including the “Theodor Heuss” prize, awarded for “exemplary democratic engagement”.  

08 October, 04:45 pm - 05:00 pm
Auditorium
REPERTOIRE PLENARY
TBC
Speakers

Andreas Schleicher

France

Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

08 October, 01:00 pm - 01:45 pm
MEET THE MENTOR
Spotlight on Early Childhood: Children Can Only Aspire to What They Know Exists
What do we know about the relationship between the number of years of early childhood education, academic performance and adult success?
Foundational skills linked to problem solving, communication and social skills that affect whether people thrive or fall behind in the modern economy are developed early, and achievement gaps appear before kindergarten. The value of early childhood education as a driver of wider development is broadly accepted and is reflected in SDG4, yet there is no country in the world in which all young children reach their development potential.
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Speakers

Ger Graus

France

Director of Education, Kidzania

Andreas Schleicher

France

Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

08 October, 10:30 am - 10:45 am
Auditorium
Special Address
Which factors are driving innovation in teaching? How do teachers across the globe compare relative to their approaches to ‘Teaching for Tomorrow’? Who does a better job at teaching for tomorrow, and why? How can we measure what makes a school system work? Andreas Schleicher walks us through the international tests (TALIS and PISA), and the outcomes of the collaboration with the UAE education authorities regarding the performance of its teachers.
Keywords: Innovation
Speakers

Andreas Schleicher

France

Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Moderators

Yousef Abdul Bari

Radio Presenter, Al Arabiyah 99

Vikas Pota

Chief Executive, Varkey Foundation