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PISA, Programme for International Student Assessment

PISA, Programme for International Student Assessment
More than half a million 15-year-olds took part in the OECD’s latest global education survey, known as PISA. The main focus was on science, an increasingly important part of our economic and social lives. You can also watch this video in Spanish. Publications PISA 2015 Results (Volume III) - Students' Well-Being (Available from April 19, 2017 11:00) Global Launch with Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa, and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children International, hosted by the Education Policy Institute in partnership with J.P Morgan, 60 Victoria Embankment, London, at 10.00 a.m. local time. The Nature of Problem Solving - Using Research to Inspire 21st Century Learning This report presents the background and the main ideas behind the development of the PISA 2012 assessment of problem solving, as well as results from research collaborations that originated within the group of experts who guided the development of this assessment.

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Rule of Law Index The World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index® provides original, impartial data on how the rule of law is experienced by the general public in 102 countries around the globe. The WJP Rule of Law Index 2015 relies on over 100,000 household and 2,400 expert surveys to measure how the rule of law is experienced in practical, everyday situations by ordinary people around the world. Performance is assessed using 44 indicators across 8 categories, each of which is scored and ranked globally and against regional and income peers: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.

History Is Elementary Welcome to the midway of the 136th Carnival of Education! Here's the very latest roundup of entries from around the EduSphere. Unless clearly labeled otherwise, all entries this week were submitted by the writers themselves. Folks interested in hosting an edition of the C.O.E. should make their intentions known by notifying Edwonk via this email address: owlshome [at] earthlink [dot] net. Stony Brook University - Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (URECA) Researcher of the Month About Vi Hart There are a great many Harry Potter fans, deeply familiar with J.K Rowling's 7 book series and its elaborately constructed magical world following Harry's 7 years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. One such fan, at age 11 (the same age as Harry was when discovered his wizarding heritage!)

Electronic Journal CLEI (Latin-american Center for Informatics Studies) is a non profit institution comprising more than 100 universities and research centers, having as main goals to improve Computer Science research and education in the region. The CLEI Electronic Journal (CLEIej, ISSN 0717- 5000) is the flagship publication of CLEI. CLEIej has been founded in 1998, and its current publication frequency is three issues per year. hiring creatives A recent BusinessWeek article reported that, “According to a new survey of 1,500 chief executives conducted by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, CEOs identify ‘creativity’ as the most important leadership competency for the successful enterprise of the future.” While the study’s results will come as no surprise to hard-working creative professionals, they do raise an important question: How do we identify – and hire for – the qualities that add up to creativity? By our lights, the notion of “creativity” can’t be separated from the skills required for creative execution.

WB Worldwide Governance Indicators The Worldwide Governance Indicators (WGI) project reports aggregate and individual governance indicators for 215 economies over the period 1996–2014, for six dimensions of governance: Voice and Accountability Political Stability and Absence of Violence Government Effectiveness Regulatory Quality Rule of Law Control of Corruption These aggregate indicators combine the views of a large number of enterprise, citizen and expert survey respondents in industrial and developing countries. They are based on over 30 individual data sources produced by a variety of survey institutes, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and private sector firms. The WGI are produced by: Daniel Kaufmann, Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and Brookings Institution Aart Kraay, World Bank Development Research Group

SharpBrains Here you can enjoy the Top 25 Brain Teasers, Games & Illusions that SharpBrains readers (primarily adults, but some younger minds too) have enjoyed the most. It is always good to learn more about our brains and to exercise them!. Fun experiments on how our brains and minds work 1. You think you know the colors?

Streamlining Your Life for Maximum Effectiveness Skip Advertisement This ad will close in 15 seconds... Young Entrepreneurs Today's Most Read 9 Proven Ways to Get People to Take You Seriously 4 Intangibles That Drive CEOs What It Takes to Go From Dead Broke to 6 Figures in 6 Months The Mentality of a Successful Career 4 Big Challenges That Startups Face These Siblings Are Cooking Up America's First Meatless Butcher Shop Search results Learning style instruments are widely used but not enough is known about their reliability and validity and their impact on pedagogy in post-16 learning. This report documents work from a project commissioned by the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) to carry out an extensive review of research on post-16 learning styles, to evaluate the main models of learning styles, and to discuss the implications of learning styles for post-16 teaching and learning. The following research questions were addressed: What models of learning styles are influential and potentially influential? What empirical evidence is there to support the claims made for these models?

genius Think Like a Genius : Qualities of a True Genius continued from page 1 Curiosity EIU Global Liveability Ranking The latest findings of The Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Ranking – which provides scores for lifestyle challenges in 140 cities worldwide – show that although Melbourne has retained its crown as the world's most liveable city, liveability has deteriorated in 29 of the 140 cities (20 per cent) surveyed over the last 12 months. The decline is largely a result of heightened fears over terrorism with more than 1,000 reported attacks in 2016 so far, with incidents in France, Turkey, the US and Belgium being the most high profile. Factors such as social unrest in many US cities due to the deaths of black people in police custody, tensions in Eastern Europe and Asia and the ongoing civil wars in Ukraine, Syria and Libya have compounded the decline. Download the report for our full analysis.

Organizing for America Education is the surest path to the middle class. President Obama is making historic investments in education to create opportunity for all Americans. To help students better afford a college education, President Obama ended billions in subsidies wasted on banks and used the savings to double investments in Pell Grants. He established a college tax credit for students and their families worth up to $10,000 over four years of college. He set a goal to lead the world in college graduates by 2020, and cut the growth of college tuition and fees in half over the next 10 years, a goal that will save the typical student thousands of dollars a year, and proposed bringing together community colleges and businesses to train 2 million Americans for good jobs that actually exist now and are waiting to be filled.

Strict Logic Sequences Examination - Form I Jonathan Wai - 2002 © This test was designed as an experimental measure of the high range of mental ability. I do not know what this test measures although people who score highly on this test also tend to score highly on standardized intelligence tests. However, I would urge you to consider this test as a work of logical art rather than an accurate indication of your IQ. If you wish to get an IQ score you need to contact a psychologist and have a reliable and valid IQ test administered to you. The norms for this test only give you a theoretical IQ score which is really just a guess.

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