International comparisons in performance between countries can tell us many things. Apart from the obvious – how we stand in core subjects in relation to other countries around the world – they may offer some insights into what teachers are doing right in the classroom, and what can be improved.
The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) has recently published a series of three reports, commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) offering strategies that teachers might use to improve teaching and learning in the classroom.
These were based on analyses of the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) findings for 2012, with input from a range of leading practitioners and experts in classroom practice.
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