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.
Published on October 07, 2016Also available in: Portuguese