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PISA Special Report: Problem Solving April 2014

This new report looks more deeply at problem solving by analyzing how students performed in tasks that were subject area neutral. The analysis also reveals new information about policies and practices that are likely to be related to strong performance in problem solving, as well as connections to student and parent attitudes and beliefs such as mindset and persistence.




PISA 2012 - Creative Problem Solving: Students’ Skills in Tackling Real-life Problems

The capacity to engage creatively in cognitive processing to understand and resolve problem situations where a method of solution is not immediately obvious (including motivational and affective aspects).




 

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Time for the U.S. to Reskill? What the Survey of Adult Skills Says | 12 November

This study identifies key lessons about the strategic objectives and directions which should form a frame for policy development in the US, including policy on adult learning and schooling.

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Innovative Learning Environments | 25 September

This report presents a wealth of international material and features a new framework for understanding innovative learning environments.

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Are 15-year-olds good at solving problems?
Francesco Avvisati | 1 April

Charting the way towards excellence and equity in education
Andreas Schleicher | 27 March

Sweet smarts: fighting the child obesity epidemic
Tracey Burns | 17 March

The ever growing generation gap in the classroom
Dirk Van Damme | 13 March

What’s at the root of women’s absence in STEM occupations?
Marilyn Achiron | 6 March

 
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Improving Schools in Wales: An OECD Perspective | 10 April

"What Works" conference on Fostering quality teaching in higher education: How to maximise the added value of the student experience | 8-9 April, OECD Headquarters, Paris

OECD Education and Skills Newsletter - April 2014 | 1 April

Singapore and Korea top first OECD’s PISA problem-solving test | 1 April

PISA in Focus N°38 : Are 15-year-olds creative problem-solvers? | 1 April

Explore PISA 2012 Mathematics and Problem Solving Test Questions | 1 April

Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education - Lessons from PISA for Korea | 14 March

International Summit on the Teaching Profession - Wellington New Zealand | 28-29 March

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