The OECD has been engaged in various programmes for identifying skills necessary for the 21st century and developing educational schemes so that children can acquire those skills.
   At the 16th OECD/Japan Seminar, we will focus on “Key Competencies and Skills for the 21st Century,” with discussion based on both the OECD’s latest data analysis and practices in schools and classrooms. The Seminar will include the insights from the PISA 2012 results, as well as introductions of good practices of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) activities by the Miyagi University of Education and the initiative on recovery education in Tohoku that Fukushima University is carrying out in collaboration with the OECD.


9 February 2014


Sendai International Center
(〒980-0856 Aobayama, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Miyagi)
Access to Sendai International Center (*Link to Sendai International Center's website)


 - Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT) – Japan,
 - Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),
 - Miyagi University of Education 


 - Miyagi prefecture Board of Education,
 - Sendai City Board of Education

Draft Schedule:

9 February 2014

10:30~10:40 Greetings from Organizer

10:40~12:00 Keynote Lectures

 -“Skills for the 21st Century – Insights from PISA 2012–“
 Prof.  Andreas Schleicher, OECD
 -“Education in Japan”

 - Lunch Break -


13:30~15:00 Lectures

 -“ESD and Key Competencies”
 Prof. Kazuyuki Mikami, Miyagi University of Education
 -“OECD Tohoku School Initiative”
 Prof. Hiroki Miura, Fukushima University
 -“Developing Skills for the 21st Century
 – What the world can learn from the Tohoku experience –”
 Prof. Gabor Halasz, ELTE University

15:20~16:50 Panel Discussion

 -“Key factors to develop Global Competencies”

16:50~17:00 Closing

※Simultaneous translation available (Japanese- English)

Registration: Please register from the website below
16th OECD/Japan Seminar Website(*Link to 16th OECD/Japan Seminar website)

Registration Deadline: 17 January 2014
UTC+09:00 (Japan Standard Time)
The application will be closed as soon as the number of participants reaches the limit.


OECD/Japan Seminar Secretariat

  • 03-6734-2601

(International Affairs Division, Minister's Secretariat)