25 Aug '17, 7am

The PISA fallacy in Singapore: insights from the NIE — “we’ve

This teacher-training college is where Singapore’s extraordinary PISA success is manufactured. Singapore has been among the world’s top performers in the PISA standardised science, mathematics and reading tests since 2006. In the past three years, it has held the top spot. So you might be surprised to hear that the theme for NIE’s 2017 educational conference was Redesigning Pedagogy. The PISA Fallacy Before over 1500 delegates, Minister for Education, Ng Chee Meng, projected graphs depicting Singapore’s stellar PISA results. He then juxtaposed these to OECD data on student wellbeing, and also of innovation in the economy, revealing Singapore in the lowest quartile. His conclusion was stark: “we’ve been winning the wrong race”. Ng Chee attributed Singapore’s PISA success to standardised test drilling and a culture of compliance, only to retort: “we’re building compliant stu...

Full article: https://au.educationhq.com/news/41377/the-pisa-fallacy-in...

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  1. 28 Aug '17, 3pm

    http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/article-carrying-moe-remarks-on-singapores-culture-of-compliance-is-fake-news?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&xtor=CS1-10#link_time=1503930579

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