Using evidence to improve teaching needs to start with teachers – with their contexts, capabilities and motivations.
PISA data suggest that such anxiety isn’t exclusive to today’s teenagers. In fact, parents in some countries are even more pessimistic about the environment than their children are.
Computer-based testing has significantly increased the amount of information that researchers can collect from respondents, and promises to improve our understanding and interpretation of test scores.
Innovation, at its core, involves adapting current methods in order to improve them, or to achieve something new. For teachers, this means continuously adapting and reinventing their teaching approaches in order to meet the ever-changing needs of their students.
Knowledge is probably the most important resource that education systems need to turn money and infrastructure into the outcomes that societies expect of them.
Vocational education has not always had the best reputation. We use data from Education at a Glance 2018 to debunk some of the myths.