OECD’s New Report: Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers … And How PISA Can Help Answer Them
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm EDT Mike Sussman Stuio
OECD’s New Report:
Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers …
And How PISA Can Help Answer Them
NOTE: Download the OECD report, Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers … And How PISA Can Help Answer Them, via this link.
Francis (Skip) Fennell, PhD, Professor of Education, McDaniel College (MD);
Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Bob Wise, President, Alliance for Excellent Education
Robin White, Mathematics Instructional Support Teacher, Howard County (MD) Public Schools
On October 7, 2016 the Alliance for Excellent Education partnered with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (the OECD) for the release of the OECD’s new report Ten Questions for Mathematics Teachers … And How PISA Can Help Answer Them. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), administered triennially by the OECD, is a mathematics, science, and reading exam given to fifteen-year-old students in more than seventy countries and economies to determine how well their education system has prepared them for life after school.
In 2012, PISA’s focus was mathematics, and results indicated which countries had the highest- and lowest-performing students in this subject. Alongside the exam, students completed a background questionnaire, which garnered information about them, their home and school environments, and their learning experiences, particularly in mathematics classes. The OECD’s 2013 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) asked teachers worldwide for information about themselves, their methods, and the learning environment.
The OECD’s newest report organizes key findings from PISA 2012 and TALIS 2013 into a set of questions focused on factors involved in mathematics achievement around the world and instructional approaches that teachers can use in their classrooms. This webinar payed special attention to those questions and the related strategies that can expose students to deeper learning, through which they can make connections among different mathematical tasks, link their learning to prior knowledge, control their own learning, and identify associations with real-life situations.
Bob Wise, President of the Alliance and former governor of West Virginia, moderated the event, and Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General for the OECD, shared the report’s findings. They were joined by Francis (Skip) Fennell, a professor of education at McDaniel College, and Robin White, Math Instructional Support Teacher at Howard County (MD) Public Schools, for a discussion of it.
Panelists addressed questions from the online audience.
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