I believe that there are key components, areas in the education system that are able to determine successful teaching, or at least significantly increase the likelihood of success. If we find these and improve them, teaching itself will have a chance to succeed. Based on my experience and some research, I believe that one of the key areas is the social value of the teaching professi...
I just read an interesting article from the OECD web page.
The article is analyzing research data from PISA tests and finds a really reasonable conclusion.
"Students who avoid making an effort to understand mathematics concepts may succeed in some school environments; but a lack of deep,critical and creative thinking may seriously penalise these students later in life when confronted with real, non-routine problems."