Participating in the 7th meeting of the Informal Working Group of the OECD project

          On 14-16 May, 2018, the representatives of AEO “Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools” took part in the 7th meeting of the informal working group of the project "The future of education and skills: Education 2030" at the OECD headquarters in Paris. The delegation included Deputy Chairperson Nazipа Ayubayeva, Director of the Center for Educational Programmes Zhanar Abdildina and senior manager of the Analysis and Research Department Dina Shaikhina.

At the 7th meeting the work on analyzing the key concepts and theoretical underpinnings of the Conceptual Framework 2030 was continued in order to implement global cooperation and international validation of the project's main documents. The participants also discussed the importance of ensuring equity through innovations in educational programmes, the necessity of ensuring physical well-being of learners and the principles of curriculum design.

It is noteworthy that at this meeting the work in focus groups was organized by design thinking stages. Thus, adult participants discussed the principles of designing curriculum through learners' perspectives about educational programmes and their implementation in practice. All discussions were conducted according to six stages: empathy, problem identification, problem solving search, solution modelling and model testing. This approach allowed participants to look at the problems from the learners’ position, to better understand the effectiveness of each aspect in the process of curriculum designing.