Social and emotional skills and the Education 2030 agenda
For the first IIEP Strategic Debate of the year, join us for a rich discussion with OECD’s Dirk Van Damme on measuring social and emotional skills in school-aged children and its important place in the Education 2030 agenda. IIEP’s Hugues Moussy will moderate and Carmel Gallagher, Senior Specialist at UNESCO’s International Bureau for Education will be the discussant.
A 21st century education must look beyond the typical academic and technical skills. In a rapidly changing world and growing automation in the work place, the development of social and emotional skills is crucial. This includes understanding and managing one’s emotions, working easily with others, and the ability to demonstrate empathy, amongst others. While this is important for the well-being of an individual, these skills foster global citizens who can contribute to a sustainable and well-functioning society. However, a lack of reliable metrics has made it difficult for educators and policy-makers to advance in making this commonplace in both formal and informal learning settings. To help change this, the OECD has recently launched a new study on the social and emotional skills of school-aged children.