Symposium on Global Learning: Key Points Per Session
A global learning crisis is affecting the life chances of millions of children around the world. Despite significant progress over the past fifteen years in getting more girls and boys into school, gains have been uneven and learning levels remain alarmingly low. In response to this crisis, governments, international organizations, and other stakeholders are turning their attention to the challenge of improving the quality of education and accelerating learning. Measurement, through the use of learning assessment systems, is key to accelerating progress.
A symposium on learning that brought together technical experts and policy researchers who are active in the development community provided a platform to review and discuss the existing menu of tools and approaches for monitoring and supporting student learning, and to explore how best they can be used or improved to meet the needs of the post-2015 development agenda.
The symposium addressed the following questions:
- Why is measurement of learning important in the post-2015 development agenda?
- What are the available tools and approaches for measuring and effectively using information on learning? How can these tools and approaches be adapted or improved in order to better meet the learning needs outlined in the post-2015 agenda?
- How can governments best go about adapting or creating measurement tools and approaches that respond to the post-2015 agenda?
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