Here at ShiftED we’re unofficially competing to set the record for how many times an organization can use the word transform on its social media channels in a week/month/year. Today is another push towards that record.
Recently, forbes.com published a Q&A with Andreas Schleicher of the OECD in Paris. The Q&A, “The Critical Role of Teachers in Transforming Education Systems,” paints an eloquent picture of the influence teachers can (and do) have in bringing students’ education up to 21st century speed. Schleicher’s responses also give insight into the global forces educators must take into account as they adjust their pedagogical approaches:
“…it’s about building relationships with people who may think differently from you—who may look at the world in a very different way, who come from a different disciplinary specialization. Economic success today is very much about you being able to collaborate, compete and connect with people.”