Tag Archives: PISA

Creativity not Competition

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We’d intended to comment on an article in the Observer about the demise of creativity in the UK, particularly the impact of the EBacc on the Arts in education and how that might affect the general Arts scene of the … Continue reading

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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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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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PISA, Private Schools and Progressivism

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We live in interesting times. This is from yesterday’s Guardian: Gove’s ‘progressive betrayal’ seems to be a private school phenomenon My research using the Pisa data found that state school pupils report more ‘traditional’ teaching than in private schools, says … Continue reading

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OECD, PISA, Shanghai, Singapore – Lessons to be Learned in Education

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The 2012/13 OECD PISA results are out today. As far as we are concerned, there are no surprises. Shanghai/China and Singapore are at the top of this table which is exactly as we expected. http://www.oecd.org/pisa/keyfindings/pisa-2012-results-overview.pdf What concerns us is the … 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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The Wellbeing of our Young People

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Ask most parents what they want for their children and the response is “to be happy”. Ask the same parents what “being happy” actually entails and you may get a vast array of responses. What we can all agree on, … Continue reading

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