Skills and higher education for innovation: how to make it a reality?

Dr. Vincent-Lancrin stephan, OECD, Directorate for Education and Skills

In our innovation-driven societies, the quick development of technology, one of the key objectives of higher education is to develop students’ ability to contribute to innovation, but also develop the skills that are less likely to be quickly outsourced to robots and AI : creativity and critical thinking. Many higher education stakeholders feel this is their job, but to what extent do they deliver? The seminar will discuss the extent to which this is the case. It will also introduce an ongoing OECD project on fostering and assessing creative and critical thinking skills in education and higher education. A development study is just starting in higher education, based on an OECD rubric, and aiming to identify which pedagogies do actually deliver these skills.



About the speaker

Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin is a senior analyst at the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI). He is responsible for the project on the Future of Higher Education (University Futures), which aims to inform and facilitate strategic decision making by governmental and other key stakeholders in higher education. He is also the co-leader of the human capital working group of the OECD Innovation Strategy. His past work includes work on internationalisation and trade in higher education as well as on e-learning in tertiary education. Before joining the OECD, Stéphan worked for 7 years as lecturer and researcher in economics at the University of Paris-Nanterre and the London School of Economics. He holds a PhD in economics and Master‘s degrees in business administration and philosophy.



Venue: 1.23/1.24

Date: 17 April 2019

Time: 11:45 - 12:45


UNU-MERIT