We will all move faster along the path to efficacy if we share ideas, insights and challenge one another. We welcome your comments and feedback so please share them with us.
The toughest part of being an educator is determining whether you and your learners have achieved what you set out to, but it is absolutely critical to ensuring we’re investing our energy in right places to improve education.
A step change in education can be achieved if we focus on getting better at measuring what matters to excel and prosper in work in the modern world, and use that data to inform how we teach in our school system and beyond.
Done right, education is the surest path to prosperity and stability. At a time of profound change in the global economy, delivering the sort of deeper learning our children will need to be successful in 21st century work and civic life is our central imperative. Achieving this responsibly, effectively and equitably is the true mark of efficacy in education.
It is not enough for education to inspire, engage, and delight. It needs to do all those things and help students to achieve their goals. We need to be more ambitious and stringent in how we approach education – and this idea lies at the heart of the efficacy initiative. Seeking and reporting on outcomes involves some risk, and some challenge. But the net result will be better education for millions of children who deserve nothing less.
In the future there is no choice but to have a framework like this… we need to be leaders… the limit is how far you can innovate to meet the needs of learners.
On the day Pearson launched the Efficacy Framework John Fallon, CEO, was interviewed on BBC World Business Report.
To watch the interview in full, please click here.
The Global Debate
We’re working with partners from across the education sector and beyond to achieve our goal of reporting on the learning outcomes of our products by 2018. Here you will find blogs and interesting articles, to share key insights, research findings and ideas as we progress together on the path to efficacy.