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PISA 2015 puts emphasis on MINT (STEM)

Symposium in Berlin on 12 December 2016

Venue: Landesvertretung Schleswig-Holstein, In den Ministergärten 8, 10117 Berlin
Date: 12 December 2016, 11:00

On 12 December, the second national PISA symposium, the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, is taking place. Every third year since 2000 an analysis has been taking place to establish how well young people in the participating countries are prepared for the challenges of the knowledge society. PISA focuses on key and fundamental competences for the survey which are just as important for individual learning and life opportunities such as social, political and economic further development. The study deals first and foremost with three competence areas: natural sciences, reading and mathematics. In the context of PISA, findings are also presented regarding the coherences between the so-called competences and features of students’ social and cultural background as well as their school learning environment.

Germany also participated in the first assessments in 2000. The results initiated a PISA shock fifteen years ago which resulted in extensive changes in schools, politics and educational research.

The symposium, which is being hosted by the IPN, the Centre for International Student Assessment (ZiB) and the Journal for School Management, focuses in the second symposium on the PISA results of the 2015 survey. The symposium puts focus on the MINT (STEM = science, technology, engenieering, and mathematics) subjects and draws consequences for schools, the economy, politics and science.