05 août 2018

What World Cup fever (and sports in general) can do for students’ well-being

Education & Skills TodayThis month’s PISA in Focus discusses how students’ participation in sports activities is related to several aspects of student well-being and academic performance. The analysis, based on data from 54 countries, finds that about 89% of 15-year-old students engage in moderate physical activity outside of school at least once a week – that is, activity that raises students’ heart rate and causes them to sweat (such as walking, climbing stairs, riding a bike to school) for at least 60 minutes per day. More...

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Students need good career guidance, and here’s how schools can give it

Education & Skills TodayChoosing anything is hard, especially when your decision might have long-term consequences for your life. A new OECD research paper looks at career decisions and career guidance. Based on 2015 PISA data, it shows that most 15-year-olds already have career plans: only around 15% of them have not decided what they want to do. More...

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Preparing for tomorrow’s digital skills today: learning in and for the digital world

Education & Skills TodayIn today’s world, technology is advancing faster than ever before. Developments in robotics and artificial intelligence have made particularly significant strides in recent years, and have begun to dramatically change the way people work, learn and communicate. More...

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Why we should care more about who our future teachers will be

Education & Skills TodayIn 2015, the PISA survey asked 15-year-old students the following forward-looking question: “What kind of job do you expect to have when you are about 30 years old?” Our new report, Effective Teacher Policies: Insights from PISA, reveals some enlightening findings. More...

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Being good at maths could be good for your health

Education & Skills TodayThe Survey of Adult Skills, part of the OECD’s Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), is a key source of information on adults’ proficiency in the information-processing skills that are essential for full participation in modern societies – including numeracy skills. More...

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How can technology support teaching and learning more effectively?

Education & Skills TodayWhen Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in the 15th century, it marked one of the most revolutionary technological developments in human history. Gutenberg’s invention allowed for the universalisation of knowledge and the rapid spread of new ideas. However, whenever an artefact serves to disseminate both good and bad ideas alike, it cannot be considered an absolute benefit. More...

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Improving learning spaces by empowering school users

Education & Skills TodayDuring a trip to Finland in the middle of winter, I visited a school where all the students left their snow boots in the school lobby and walked around in their socks for the rest of the day. I had a similar experience in New Zealand, where barefoot students are a common sight in warmer months. In each case, the students clearly felt as comfortable in their schools as they would in their living rooms. More...

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What can PISA tell us about teacher policies?

Education & Skills TodayA new report published today aims to guide policy-makers in their quest for effective teacher policies by analysing data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and other OECD databases. Our report, Effective Teacher Policies: Insights from PISA, examines how the best-performing countries select, develop, evaluate and compensate teachers; how teacher sorting across schools affects the equity of education systems; and how countries can attract and retain talented candidates to the teaching profession. More...

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Are Norwegian universities preparing students for a changing labour market?

Education & Skills TodayIn many countries, there are increasing concerns about the gap between the qualifications and skills that universities deliver, and those that the labour market demands. Employers are becoming especially vocal about this, claiming that they cannot find graduates with the skills sets they need. And as globalisation and digitalisation continue to transform economies, we can expect to see profound changes in the skills that employers demand in the future. In other words, the skills shortages of today might not be the same as those of tomorrow. More...

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Trappes : Voyage au cœur d’une communauté

À 25 kilomètres de Paris, dans les Yvelines, la ville de Trappes comptabilise le plus grand nombre de départs pour la Syrie en Europe. Comment cette ville, lieu de naissance de nombreuses célébrités françaises comme Jamel Debbouze, Omar Sy, Nicolas Anelka ou encore Sofia Aram, en est-elle arrivée à ce triste record. Plus...

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