Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Godfather speaks…Schleicher on PISA 2009

If you have any interest in education and international educational research, watch this video. Andreas Schleicher (director of PISA) presents the PISA 2009 results at a conference. You can download the powerpoint here.

Links I liked…

The research process – a flow chart

Great flow chart on the research process – see high-res version here

Existential literacy

“The illiterate of the 21st century,”Alvin Toffler famously said“will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” Our outlook on the world and our daily choices of disposition and behavior are in many ways learned patterns to which Toffler’s insight applies with all the greater urgency – the capacity to “learn, unlearn, and relearn” emotional behaviors and psychological patterns is, indeed, a form of existential literacy.”

Such wisdom from the BrainPickings Sunday newsletter. My recent trip home was basically all about existential literacy (both mine and others) – this will be on my to-do list for the foreseeable future!