Future Skills

27. May 2020 / Publication / Information society

Education is intended to prepare children and young people for the future. It currently appears uncertain, however, what this future will be like. The new GDI study «Future skills» outlines four scenarios for the year 2050 and identifies the skills needed for these futures.

The 2019 MIKE Study

26. May 2020 / Publication

In their free time, primary school children in Switzerland have a preference for playing and sports activities. This is a finding of the new MIKE Study, which was conducted before the COVID-19 crisis. In addition, television and playing electronic games are important media activities.

OER: Quality criteria and quality instruments

14. February 2020 / Publication / International

The with paper from European Schoolnet offers a short evaluation of the variety of quality criteria used in OER and some of the methods and practices in use to ensure quality. The aim is to provide a useful resource to repository owners and managers seeking to develop and improve on their services.

EU Kids Online 2020

11. February 2020 / Publication / International

The new report «EU Kids Online 2020» maps the risks and opportunities of the internet for children in Europe. Among many other findings, the survey shows that the time children now spend online varies between about two hours per day (Switzerland) and three-and-a-half hours (Norway).

OECD report: Teenagers’ career expectations

5. February 2020 / Publication

Huge changes to the world of work over the past two decades have made little impact on teenagers’ career expectations according to a OECD report. The surveys show that too many teenagers are ignoring or are unaware of new types of jobs that are emerging, particularly as a result of digitalisation.

UNESCO: Guidelines on the development of OER policies

27. January 2020 / Publication / International

The new guidelines for policy-makers and other stakeholders lay out steps to review, analyse, develop, implement and measure a context-relevant OER policy. The guidelines describe the process for designing and implementing OER policy in seven chapters, each representing a clear phase in the process.

ICILS Study 2018

6. November 2019 / Publication / Media competence

An international assessment of Year 8 students’ computer skills has found that less than two per cent are able to critically assess information found online. The ICILS Study looked at the computer and information literacy skills of 46,000 students and 26,000 teachers around the world.

A fresh view of school

31. October 2019 / Publication / Information society / STEM

Scientific findings often only hesitatingly find their way into practice. In addition, schools are faced with a wide variety of demands from society and politics. The current issue of the SNSF magazine, Horizonte, highlights findings that reach the classroom despite all the odds.

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