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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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TIMSS, PIRLS and the Plain Truth About Education in East Asia

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Education for Everyone is a website that’s “A forum for debating policies on education promoted by the Socialist Educational Association.” This week it published an article on the newly-released TIMSS and PIRLS* test results and asked, “What conclusions can we … Continue reading

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The Learning Curve: Pearson Report Part Two

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The Pearson Report offered five lessons for education policy makers. It’s an interesting phrase – “education policymakers”. This phrase shows just how steeped we are in the idea that education is controlled and directed by policy makers rather that educationalists. … Continue reading

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Education, Equity and Social Mobility – Finnish Lessons Part 4

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These are interesting times, with big debates going on about some very fundamental issues, such as how we provide education for children and young people, how we regulate and supervise our banking and financial systems, and how we achieve ‘social … Continue reading

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