11 October 2017 at 9:00 am
New Zealand is world-leading in preparing students for the future
New Zealand leads the way in educating students for the future world, according to two recently released global reports.
The first report, The Worldwide Educating for the Future Index, was released by The Economist Intelligence Unit, and ranked New Zealand first out of 35 economies for instilling future skills.
The report looked at how well each country was preparing students in a time of rapid change, where there is a greater need for students to know how to learn, rather than reiterate knowledge.
New Zealand’s ranking was attributed to university-industry collaboration, a future-skills focused curriculum framework and the high quality of our teacher education.
The second report, The World Economic Forum’s Global Human Capital Report 2017, ranked New Zealand seventh out of 130 countries for preparing people for the future of work.
The report states that how nations develop their human capital can be a more important determinant of their long-term success than virtually any other factor.
The report is a tool to assess progress within countries and point to opportunities for cross-country learning and exchange.
“Both of these reports are fantastic international endorsements for New Zealand’s education system,” said ENZ’s General Manager, Stakeholders and Communications, John Goulter.