Learn about and discuss the OECD 'Beyond Academic Learning' report.
19th October 2021, 2-3pm GMT, online
10:00 ET / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 BST / 19:30 IST / 22:00 SGT
- Welcome – Jo Malone, Persona Education (5 mins)
- Introduction to the OECD research – Dominic Regester, Salzburg Global Seminar (10 mins)
- Key findings from the OECD report – Dr Leila Khouja Walker, Persona Education (15 mins)
- Q&A / discussion (30 mins)
Join Dominic Regester, program director at Salzburg Global Seminar, and Dr Leila Khouja Walker, chief product officer at Persona Education, to learn about and discuss the latest OECD global research findings on social-emotional learning.
There is a lot of talk about social-emotional learning (SEL) and wellbeing as we re-imagine education coming out of the global pandemic. Good SEL impacts positively on wellbeing, academic achievement and employability. We know that employers highly prize metacognitive skills such as resilience, adaptability, and teamwork. Over the last few years, social-emotional skills have been rising on the education agenda. Policy makers and education practitioners are seeking ways to complement the focus on academic learning. Social-emotional skills are essential for students to be able to succeed at school, at work and fully participate in society as active citizens.
On 7-Sep-21 the OECD published its Survey of Social and Emotional Skills, Beyond Academic Learning, one of the first international efforts to collect data from students, parents and teachers on the social and emotional skills of students at ages 10 and 15. The report describes students’ social and emotional skills and how they relate to individual, family, and school characteristics. It sheds light on ways to help education leaders monitor and foster students’ social and emotional skills. This webinar will explore the report’s findings and its implications for the future of education.
Dominic Regester is a Program Director at Salzburg Global Seminar. He is responsible for designing, developing and implementing programs on education, conservation, and the future of cities. Prior to this he worked for the British Council for 14 years, primarily on projects connected to global citizenship education, teacher professional development, education collaboration and internationalism in education. He has an M.A. in Chinese studies from the School of Oriental and African studies in London and an M.A. in Education and International Development from University College London Institute of Education. Dominic is a founding member of the Executive Committee for Karanga – The Global Alliance for Social Emotional Learning and Life Skills, a Director at the Amal Alliance, and a Contributing Editor to Diplomatic Courier.
Dr Leila Khouja Walker is an edtech product expert and ex-teacher focused on addressing social issues. An educational app concept, research and development leader, she has wide experience in designing and applying technology for social benefit. She gained her PhD/MPhil Education from Cambridge University, and has worked across digital inclusion, social injustice and learning innovation. At Persona Education, Leila leads our e-learning curriculum and app creation, with the overarching aim of improving life skills and wellbeing amongst teenagers. She expertly translates personality insights research into e-learning applications that have the power to transform the decision-making choices young people make, in social, learning and work settings.