- Program for international assessment
- OECD measures if 15 year olds are well prepared to participate in society
- Test, focused on core subjects, administered every 3 years
- Skills learned at school how well they can use them in real world situations
- Shows what is possible, shows similarities and differences between countries
- Main characteristics of successful systems then analysed
Similarities and Differences between NZ and Finland:
How NZ compares: https://www.compareyourcountry.org/pisa/country/nzl
‘Engagement in Australian Schools’
- Engagement “connection with learning”
- “They are often more likely to identify uncooperative and low-‐‐level disruptive students as those who are not engaged with learning.33 But this fails to recognise the large group of students who are ‘quietly’ disengaged. “ (p.6)
- “Some studies have shown that engagement is increased through flexible, individualised teaching in a supportive learning environment. Project-‐‐based learning, for example, allows students to own their own task. Strong student-‐‐teacher relationships create a classroom where students feel safe and engaged. Student monitoring is a key step for teachers to assess whether they are having an impact on students” (p.7)
Were you engaged?
Behavioural, emotional and cognitive engagement
- How it is used? Is there a link between what teachers think it is and what students think it is?