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OECD International assessment of problem solving skills Educating for Innovative Societies 26 April 2012 Michael Davidson OECD Directorate for Education.

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1 OECD International assessment of problem solving skills Educating for Innovative Societies 26 April 2012 Michael Davidson OECD Directorate for Education

2 The story so far…. PISA 2003 – Problem solving (paper based) PIAAC – Problem solving in technology‐rich environments (computer based) PISA 2012 – Dynamic problem solving (computer based) PISA 2015 – Collaborative problem solving (computer based)

3 PISA 2003 problem solving Problem solving is an individual’s ability to use cognitive processes to confront and resolve real, cross-disciplinary situations where the solution path is not immediately obvious and where the literacy domains or curricular areas that might be applicable are not within a single domain of mathematics, science or reading.

4 PISA 2003 problem solving

5 The PISA 2012 definition of problem solving competency problem solving competency is an individual’s capacity to engage in cognitive processing to understand and resolve problem situations where a method of solution is not immediately obvious. It includes the willingness to engage with such situations in order to achieve one’s potential as a constructive and reflective citizen.

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7 PISA 2015 Collaborative problem solving- challenges Group or individual? Integration of problem solving skills with student dispositions towards social interaction? Practicalities – Sampling – Computer capabilities – Scoring Human-computer approach valid? – Interactive rather than collaborative?

8 The PISA 2015 definition of collaborative problem solving (draft) Collaborative problem solving competency is the capacity of an individual to effectively engage in a process whereby two or more agents attempt to solve a problem by sharing the understanding and effort required to come to a solution.

9 PISA 2015 CPS (draft) Establishing understanding Taking action Establishing organisation Exploring and Understanding Representing and Formulating Planning and Executing Monitoring and Reflecting

10 Thank you. Sample computer based items:


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