Sometimes you can sum up a conclusion of a study with a simple: we don’t know for sure

From experience to meaning...

There is a new working paper by the OECD on teaching strategies. By combining the data of TALIS and PISA the researchers hope to be able to give practical advice to both teachers and policy makers.

Check the abstract:

This report explores the relationships between mathematics teachers’ teaching strategies and student learning outcomes in eight countries, using information from the TALIS-PISA link database. First, the study seeks to understand the shaping of teaching strategies by examining the way teachers use different classroom practices and the prevalence of these strategies among teachers across schools and countries. As a result of this exploration, three teaching strategies are put forward: active learning, cognitive activation and teacher-directed instruction. Second, the report aims at identifying the teaching strategies that are positively associated with student skill acquisition. Third and finally, it analyses the contributions of the school and the classroom settings, the teacher background and beliefs, to…

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