Westminster School | PISA

Beyond PISA: Preparing students for the challenges of a complex and volatile world ? (part II)

The Speech of Mr. Patrick Derham, the Head Master of Westminster School at International Education Conference 2018 (II)“Young people today need to be flexible in their thinking and approach. I worry that the rise of automation is tending to encourage rote learning. Andreas Schleicher from the OECD agrees.  He argues that pupils’ abilities to think creatively is going backwards which is worrying given that we are living in a time of rapid progress and change. His argument is that education should focus on skills, ways of thinking, instilling the ability to extrapolate and to apply principles.”


Following on from the first part of Mr Patrick Derham’s speech at the Singapore International Education Conference, this article explores further the Westminster approach and the value of PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) tests.

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