Statement from Naace: OECD report - September 2015

Author: Claire Lloyd

Statement from Naace - OECD report

The recent OECD report on the use of technology in education states that “Schools have yet to take advantage of the potential of technology in the classroom to tackle the digital divide and give every student the skills they need in today’s connected world, according to the first OECD PISA assessment of digital skills.”

Maximising the impact of technology on learning is crucial; technology permeates our working lives and reducing the use of it in the classroom would be a backward step. Technology can and does radically improve teaching and learning, but only with the right investments, especially in professional development, proper management and pedagogical change.

Naace believes that technology is the only way to dramatically expand access to knowledge. To deliver on the promises technology holds, countries need to invest more effectively and ensure that teachers are at the forefront of designing and implementing this change.

Statement from Naace: OECD report - September 2015