Oviir: Integrate innovation and design studies in school curriculums

Minister of Entrepreneurship Liisa Oviir. (Postimees/Scanpix)
10/2/2016 11:40 AM
Source: BNS
Category: News

Minister of Entrepreneurship Liisa Oviir (SDE) believes that innovation and design studies should be integrated into the curriculums of schools, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications said.

“To adapt to changes in the economy, we must put greater emphasis on upgrading our education system,” Oviir said. “Innovation studies and design studies should be integrated in curriculums from grade one to ensure the competitiveness of our young people on the ever changing labor market. Our education system providing students with tolerance and innovative thinking will ensure successful development of our society.”

Oviir is attending the 15th conference of Business and Professional Women Europe (BPW Europe) at the University of Zurich this weekend. Oviir delivered a speech on the challenges posed by changes in the economy and took part in a subsequent panel discussion.

Estonia is also represented at the event by a 16-strong delegation of the Estonian Association of Business and Professional Women.

The conference brings together more than 850 participants from all over Europe.

Editor: Dario Cavegn

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