Are you preparing students for the flexibility required for their futures? This Pisa in Focus Paper was tweeted by Larry Ferlazzo. Click the image to view the PDF. Upshot if you don't want to read it is that USA is doing well, but not as well as some other nations on the skill of creative problem solving.
"in modern societies, all of life is problem solving. With constant changes in society, the environment, and in technology, what we should know in order for us to live a full life is evolving rapidly too. Adapting, learning, daring to try out new things and always being ready to learn from mistakes are essential for being resilient and successful in an unpredictable world.Are today’s 15-year-olds acquiring the problem-solving skills needed in the 21st century?
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Lisa Gurthie is the PD facilitator at Piedmont IB Middle School. She specializes in tech and arts integration, interdisciplinary holistic education, and unschooling school to reconnect academia to real life. One day she will modernize her "about" page. She curates this blog for the professional development convenience of the teachers at Piedmont, but the editorial comments are her own.