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  • 18-March-2016

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    Learning by heart may not be best for your mind (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Students who avoid making an effort to understand mathematics concepts may succeed in some school environments; but a lack of deep, critical and creative thinking may seriously penalise these students later in life when confronted with real, complex problems.

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  • 14-March-2016

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    OECD Education and Skills Newsletter - March 2016

    Bringing you the highlights from the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills

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  • 7-March-2016

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    Archived webinar - Teaching Excellence through Professional Learning and Policy Reform - Lessons from around the World (March 2, 2016)

    If the quality of an education system can never exceed the quality of its teachers, then countries need to do all they can to build a high-quality teaching force.

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  • 3-March-2016

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    We can do better on educational reform (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    A generation ago, teachers could expect that what they taught would equip their students with the skills needed for the rest of their lives.

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  • 26-February-2016

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    TALIS 2018 Video Study and Global Video Library on Teaching Practices - brochure

    The OECD TALIS Survey asks teachers and principals about the teaching and learning conditions that research tells us improve teaching. The proposed international video study of teaching practices will allow us to go one step further, by looking directly into the classroom.

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  • 25-February-2016

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    Long-term wellbeing of European societies is at stake (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Children and young people are among the biggest losers in the European economic and debt crisis.

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  • 22-February-2016

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    Teaching Excellence through Professional Learning and Policy Reform - Lessons from around the World

    If the quality of an education system can never exceed the quality of its teachers, then countries need to do all they can to build a high-quality teaching force. Teaching Excellence through Professional Learning and Policy Reform: Lessons from around the World, the background report to the sixth International Summit on the Teaching Profession, describes the knowledge, skills and character qualities common to the most effective teachers. It examines the education policies and practices that help teachers to acquire these tools, including through induction and mentoring programmes, ongoing professional development activities, student assessments, and collaboration with colleagues. The publication also discusses the importance of involving all stakeholders – especially teachers – in the process of education reform.

  • 16-February-2016

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    How much time is spent on maths and science in primary education? (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Primary school is a fundamental stage in children’s education. Yet it is often neglected in education research and policy debates, somehow squeezed between the seemingly more important stages of early childhood education and secondary education.

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  • 16-February-2016

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    Education Indicators in Focus No. 38 - How is learning time organised in primary and secondary education?

    The number and length of school holidays differs significantly across OECD countries, meaning the number of instructional days in primary and secondary education ranges from 162 days a year in France to more than 200 days in Israel and Japan.

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  • 12-February-2016

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    Why teacher professionalism matters (OECD Education&Skills Today Blog)

    Teacher professionalism is about a teacher’s knowledge, their autonomy and their membership of peer networks. These are the key elements that lead to more effective teaching.

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