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Great animation to explain PISA

Great animation to explain PISA

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I love the short videos from RSA Animate, they're fantastic -- they bring complex lectures to life in an engaging way with animation. Since I'm such a visual person, I really appreciate the concept.

Just a few weeks ago the OECD's Directorate for Education released a new video, in the style of RSA Animate, that explains PISA. Check it out!

PISA: Measuring Student Success Around the World

A complex topic made understandable in 12 minutes. While we're at it, if you haven't seen the Daniel Pink animation about what motivates us, it's a must-watch:

Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us


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Elementary Music Teacher, PEI, Canada

I found this video clip to be most interesting. In our latest results PEI, the Canadian province in which I reside, did poorly in literacy. We are one of six provinces performing below the national average, and this has been a cause for concern ever since. Money has been invested in literacy programs and early intervention literacy programs. Recent discussion have called into question the effectiveness of these programs, but it is important to note that we are living in a time when the government of the day is gearing up for financial cutbacks. Are these programs ineffective or are they just on the chopping block?

Being a specialist teacher I am somewhat guilty of not paying too much attention to PISA. For me PISA is something that keeps cropping up every now and then without much impact on my day to day teaching. However recent initiatives at the school level have brought specialists into the conversation of how to turn around our literacy achievements.

The video posted in this link was very informative and certainly was food for thought.

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