>> Does Higher Education Teach Students to Think Critically?

Published on 30 August 2022 There is a discernible and growing gap between the qualifications that a university degree certifies and the actual generic, 21st-century skills with which students graduate from higher education. By generic skills, it is meant literacy and critical thinking skills encompassing problem solving, analytic reasoning and communications competency. As automation takes over non- and lower-cognitive tasks in today’s workplace, these generic skills are especially valued but a tertiary degree is a poor indicator of skills level. In the United States, the Council for Aid for Education developed an assessment of generic skills called the CLA+ and carried out testing in six countries between 2016 and 2021. This book provides the data and analysis of this "CLA+ International Initiative".

>> Further Links OECD Assessing Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) OECD Higher Education Policy OECD iLibrary

>> Who Cares about Using Education Research in Policy and Practice?

>> Building on COVID-19's Innovation Momentum for Digital, Inclusive Education

>> Accessing Higher Education in the German State of Brandenburg

>> Continuing Education and Training and the EU Framework on State Aid: Implications for the Public Higher Education Sector in Brandenburg

>> OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Bosnia and Herzegovina

>> OECD Reviews of Evaluation and Assessment in Education: Bulgaria

>> Review of Inclusive Education in Portugal

>> Policy Dialogues in Focus for Sweden: International insights for school funding reform

>> Resourcing higher education in Ireland

>> Quality and Equity of Schooling in the German-speaking Community of Belgium

>> Mending the Education Divide: Getting Strong Teachers to the Schools That Need Them Most

>> Strengthening Early Childhood Education and Care in Luxembourg: A Focus on Non-formal Education

>> How Learning Continued during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Global Lessons from Initiatives to Support Learners and Teachers

>> Trends Shaping Education 2022

Chart of the month: Women in education and in the labour market

More: Indicators on gender   Education policies: Gender   Source: EAG 2021 , PISA 2018