Mathematics Teaching and Learning Strategies in PISA

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Mathematics Teaching and Learning Strategies in PISA uses data from the PISA 2003 assessment to examine the relationships between teaching strategies, student learning strategies and mathematics achievement. The report aims to identify instructional practices and learning strategies that contribute to increased achievement in mathematics and general knowledge. It then explains how these strategies may be related to different countries’ school system structures.

This report offers policy insights and stimulates new research to complement and further develop the recent OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) and the upcoming PISA 2012 assessment, which will again focus on mathematics. In addition, this report may be of interest to teachers, educators and officials within national and local educational authorities responsible for the professional development of teachers or for programme development, as well as members of school boards and parent advisory bodies.


Features of Teaching and Learning

This chapter reports on the observed associations between various aspects of teaching and learning strategies and mathematics performance. The chapter examines characteristics of students, schools and countries and studies the distribution of these characteristics. This kind of examination leads to a number of questions such as: How much do students benefit from a classroom atmosphere that is conducive to learning? To what extent do some students employ more effective learning strategies or devote more time to learning than others? Do individual countries’ education systems provide different conditions for teaching and learning to different students and in different schools?


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