The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines not just what students know in science, reading and mathematics, but what they can do with what they know. Results from PISA show educators and policy makers the quality and equity of learning outcomes achieved elsewhere, and allow them to learn from the policies and practices applied in other countries. PISA 2015 Results (Volume III): Students’ Well-Being, is one of five volumes that present the results of the PISA 2015 survey, the sixth round of the triennial assessment. It explores a comprehensive set of well-being indicators for adolescents that covers both negative outcomes (e.g. anxiety, low performance) and the positive impulses that promote healthy development (e.g. interest, engagement, motivation to achieve).
Children spend a considerable amount of time in the classroom: following lessons, socialising with classmates, and interacting with teachers and other staff members. What happens in school – as well as at home – is therefore key to understanding whether students enjoy good physical and mental health, how happy and satisfied they are with different aspects of their life, how connected to others they feel, and the aspirations they have for their future.
Solving non-routine problems is a key competence in a world full of changes, uncertainty and surprise where we strive to achieve so many ambitious goals. But the world is also full of solutions because of the extraordinary competences of humans who search for and find them. We must explore the world around us in a thoughtful way, acquire knowledge about unknown situations efficiently, and apply new and existing knowledge creatively.
The Nature of Problem Solving presents the background and the main ideas behind the development of the PISA 2012 assessment of problem solving, as well as results from research collaborations that originated within the group of experts who guided the development of this assessment. It illustrates the past, present and future of problem-solving research and how this research is helping educators prepare students to navigate an increasingly uncertain, volatile and ambiguous world.
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This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in Uruguay
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PISA 2015: Q&A Webinar What do we know about the largest education system in the world? A snapshot of education in China
Coming up next in our OECD Education & Skills Webinar Series, special guest Yuanyuan Pan, the author of Education in China - A Snapshot, will present an overview of how China’s education system is organised and operates, and how reforms, both past and current, have reshaped education in China over time.
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Together with Education Fast Forward (EFF), the Education World Forum, Imagine Education and Polycom, we are delighted to invite you to watch and contribute to the 18th global EFF debate on Monday, 23 January at 9:00 GMT (10:00 am Paris time).
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Webinar - What does PISA reveal about teacher policy and practice (Monday, 16 January, at 17:00 Paris time)
A free, online Q&A session with Andreas Schleicher, Director of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills and head of the PISA programme since its inception in 2000. This webinar will focus on insights from the PISA findings on teacher policy and practice.
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This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in Spain.
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Cette note décrit les défis du système éducatif français à partir des résultats du PISA et présente les réformes mises en oeuvre par les pays performants au PISA 2015 pour concilier qualité et équité sociale.
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This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in the United States.
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This country note presents student performance in science, reading and mathematics, and measures equity in education in Brazil.