Launching the new PISA 2025 Science Framework

23 June 2023
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What does the PISA 2025 Science Framework tell us about the future of science education?

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and OUP held a virtual panel discussion to commemorate the launch of the revised Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2025 Science Framework.

Learn from the expert panel:

Success in a world where 鈥淕oogle knows everything鈥

, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD, .

In a world where 鈥淕oogle knows everything,鈥 success is about resilience and sustainability. The future of work will require skills to think critically, manage complex problems, and navigate ambiguity. Science education is key to enabling young people to thrive in the digital world, and helps distinguish scientific evidence from misinformation.

The possible impact of technological advances

, Kamalachari Professor of Science Education, Emeritus at Stanford University and Chair of the Science Expert Group which helped inform the Framework shared his thoughts on the potential impact of AI on science education.

He warned that AI might confuse people into thinking that they are 鈥渕asters of their own knowledge,鈥 whereas 鈥渒nowledge is quite different from information.鈥 The primary goal of science is to achieve consensus while education should show how science is a 鈥渕oral community鈥 where all claims are cross-checked.

Education for sustainability

, Associate Professor in Science and Environmental Education at Deakin University, who led the work on the , the foundation for environmental education and education for sustainability in PISA.

The paper focuses on the concept of learners having agency in what is known as the 鈥楢nthropocene geological epoch鈥欌攚here humans have a significant impact on the planet鈥檚 ecosystems. Peta called for 鈥渃urriculum writers around the world to be bold and brave as they implement change in education systems and curricula鈥nabling us all to develop agency for better decision-making and action taking.鈥

六合宝典直播开奖 teachers

, Professor of Astrophysics at 六合宝典直播开奖 and leader of the , provided examples of how science education can help shape science citizens.

Science and astrophysics, can 鈥済ive a perspective to the problems that we face on this planet. That context is everything for developing a firm and secure knowledge base for building those important foundations.鈥 She celebrated teachers by acknowledging their responsibility 鈥渢o share their knowledge, their skills, and their ability to learn new things with their students.鈥

Watch a recording of the event .

In 2019, OUP  building on our extensive experience of producing science resources around the world, and . Visit our  site to read more about the Framework and OUP鈥檚 science education resources.

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