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  • 15-November-2016

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    PISA in Focus No. 66 - How does PISA assess science literacy?

    The most recent round of the assessment, PISA 2015, focused on 15-year-olds’ science literacy, defined as "the ability to engage with science-related issues, and with the ideas of science, as a reflective citizen".

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  • 15-November-2016

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    A peek at PISA (OECD Education Today Blog)

    PISA 2015 focused on science, with the understanding that, although not every student is interested in becoming a scientist, all of us now need to be able to “think like a scientist” sometimes.

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  • 28-October-2016

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 45 - Fields of education, gender and the labour market

    More and more adults are earning a tertiary qualification, but not all tertiary degrees have the same value on the labour market. In general, postgraduate degrees such as master’s and doctoral degrees are associated with higher employment rates and earnings than bachelor’s degrees.

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  • 28-October-2016

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    Do men’s and women’s choices of field of study explain why women earn less than men? (OECD Education Today Blog

    Why women and men choose to pursue different fields of study, and why those choices vary among countries, is not easy to determine.

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  • 25-October-2016

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    In case you haven’t heard (OECD Education Today Blog)

    On 6 December, the latest results from the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, better known as PISA, will be made public.

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  • 14-October-2016

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    A Skills beyond School Review of Peru

    Vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. How can employers and unions be engaged?  How can workbased learning be used?  How can teachers and trainers be effectively prepared? How should postsecondary programmes be structured? The country reports in this series look at these and other questions. They form part of Skills beyond School, OECD policy reviews of vocational education and training.

  • 7-October-2016

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    Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers… and How PISA Can Help Answer Them

    Every three years, the Programme for International Student Assessment, better known as PISA, evaluates 15 year-old students around the world to determine how well their education system has prepared them for life after compulsory schooling. Once the results are published, the media rush to compare their countries’ positions in the international league tables. Government policy makers, journalists and academic researchers mine the report to find out how successful education systems elicit the best performance from their students while making access to high-quality education more equitable. But sometimes the key messages don’t make it back to the teachers who are preparing their country’s students every day.

    Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers…  and How PISA Can Help Answer Them aims to change that. This report delves into topics such as, “How much should I encourage my students to be responsible for their own learning in mathematics?” or “As a mathematics teacher, how important is the relationship I have with my students?”. It gives teachers timely and relevant data and analyses that can help them reflect on their teaching strategies and how students learn.

  • 5-October-2016

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    Empowering teachers with high-quality professional development (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Exposure to high quality teacher professional development varies greatly both between and within countries, which broadens the scope of work for policy makers.

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  • 26-September-2016

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    Educating for Innovation and Innovation in Education (OECD Education Today Blog)

    Students unable to navigate through our complex digital landscape are simply no longer able to participate in our social, economic and cultural life.

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  • 26-September-2016

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    Innovating Education and Educating for Innovation - The Power of Digital Technologies and Skills

    OECD’s Innovation Strategy calls upon all sectors in the economy and society to innovate in order to foster productivity, growth and well-being. Education systems are critically important for innovation through the development of skills that nurture new ideas and technologies. However, whereas digital technologies are profoundly changing the way we work, communicate and enjoy ourselves, the world of education and learning is not yet going through the same technology-driven innovation process as other sectors.

    This report served as the background report to the second Global Education Industry Summit which was held on 26-27 September 2016. It discusses the available evidence on innovation in education, the impact of digital technologies on teaching and learning, the role of digital skills and the role of educational industries in the process of innovation. The report argues for smarter policies, involving all stakeholders, for innovation in education.

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