Tag Archives: OECD

OECD: PISA on Problem-Solving

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OECD has released the results of the first PISA assessment of creative problem solving this week. 85,000 students from 44 countries did a computer-based test to identify whether they could transfer their knowledge into solving real-life problems. http://www.oecd.org/education/singapore-and-korea-top-first-oecd-pisa-problem-solving-test.htm There’s some … Continue reading

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The Importance of “Soft Skills”: A BCC Manifesto on Skills and Employment

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In recent posts we’ve reflected on the Compass Education conference and the “Making Education Work” report from Sir Roy Anderson and Pearson Education. We’ve also referred to the British Chambers of Commerce’s “Skills and Employment” manifesto. A link to this … Continue reading

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Making Education Work – Recommendations: Part Two

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The “Making Education Work” report suggests eight key action points for a change in the education system. Today, we are reviewing the recommendations for “enhanced action”. Whilst this report is looking specifically at A-Levels and Post 16 education, we think … Continue reading

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Finally we have them: the OECD’s first ‘Adult PISA’ results

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To a non-educationalist this headline might not appear the most exciting news of the day, so let’s try this instead: England’s young people are near bottom of global league table for basic skills http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/oct/08/england-young-people-league-table-basic-skills-oecd?CMP=twt_gu Or if you prefer the BBC … Continue reading

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Rearranging The Deckchairs

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A thought for today. What if the “world class” education systems that have been painstakingly under construction in countries like the UK and the USA turn out to be very similar to the Titantic? * Made from the finest materials … Continue reading

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Equity and Quality in Education – Part 3

3Di recognises there are major issues concerning setting and streaming pupils. Presumably we can all agree that by effectively telling groups of pupils that they’re either inferior or superior to other pupils, and always will be, this can be very … Continue reading

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Equity and Quality in Education – Part 2

Here’s the Guardian’s take on the new OECD report on equity and quality in education which we highlighted yesterday: Dividing younger pupils by ability can entrench disadvantage, study finds OECD study finds countries that stream pupils into ability groups at … Continue reading

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