Sunday, 8 December 2013

monday 9th

We have been exploring PISA rankings as part of our statistical inquiry. PISA is an exam that tests students and is used by governments to rank how effectively their education systems are. It is a comparative exam, in that the governments can compare their results with other countries in the OECD.

The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development is one of the most important think tanks in the world. It collects and analyses data from 34 core countries (plus occasionally others) and uses its findings to make recommendations about government policy.

Today for pānui, we will explore two articles. The first being

Watch the video and describe the average day for a student in Korea.

  • What are some of the reasons given in the article why Korean students have to work so hard?
  • What are some of the benefits of a generation of Korean students who are so good in test situations?
  • What does the article say are the negatives?

Remember to write proper responses to these questions, not just one word answers. Try and incorporate the question with the answer. 

Group activity

Sketch out your plan for a future school.