Measuring Teaching at a Global Scale—Policy Perspectives on the Findings from the TALIS Video Study

You're Invited—AERA-OECD Forum: Measuring Teaching at a Global Scale—Policy Perspectives on the Findings from the Global Teaching InSights Video Study

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November 24, 2020
9:30-11:00 AM EST / 3:30-5:00 PM CET


Felice J. Levine
 Executive Director
American Educational Research Association


Andreas Schleicher
Director for Education and Skills
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development


Sarah D. Sparks, Moderator
Assistant Editor
Education Week

John Bangs
Senior Consultant
Education International 

Jiang Bo 
Professor and Former Vice President 
Tongji University

Peggy Brookins
President and CEO
National Board for Professional
Teaching Standards

Ximena Dueñas
Education Specialist
Inter-American Development Bank

Daniel Muijs
Deputy Director for Research and Evaluation


Felice J. Levine
 Executive Director
American Educational Research Association


The American Educational Research Association and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development are holding this interactive policy forum to discuss new results from the Global Teaching InSights Video Study—formerly known as the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) Video Study).

After a presentation of findings, an international panel of policymakers, experts, and representatives from the teaching profession will consider the results from their vantage and discuss implications for further improving teaching and learning. Findings from "Global Teaching InSights–A Video Study of Teaching" were released on November 16, making this research-to-policy forum significant and timely.

This webinar will broadcast live on ZOOM.
ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided.
Please register in advance.

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John Bangs is special consultant to the general secretary at Education International and chair of the OECD Trade Union Advisory Committee's Working Group on Education and Skills. Previously he was a teacher in special and secondary education in East London and head of education at the National Union of Teachers for England and Wales.

Jiang Bo is a professor and former vice president at Tongji University in Shanghai. He is vice president of the China Adult Education Association and chair of its academic committee. A member of the Association Council of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), he also works as a special consultant for the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission's international programs and Shanghai Teacher Training Center. 

Peggy Brookins is president and CEO at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in the United States. She came to the board from the Engineering and Manufacturing Institute of Technology at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida, which she co-founded and where she served as director and mathematics instructor. Brookins was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

Ximena Dueñas works as an education specialist for the Inter-American Development Bank in Brazil. She is an economist with a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University and a PhD in economics and education from Teachers College­, Columbia University. She was general director of the Colombian Institute for Educational Evaluation, and an assistant professor at Universidad ICESI in Colombia.

Felice J. Levine is executive director of AERA, where she champions the advancement of knowledge and the use of sound research to guide policy and practice. Her areas of expertise include science policy, research ethics, data access and sharing, and the academic and scientific workforce. Her current projects include the development of the AERA-ICPSR-NSF PEERS Data Hub to connect data resources, foster new scholarly networks, and build research capacity in STEM education.

Daniel Muijs is deputy director at Ofsted in the United Kingdom, where he is responsible for the agency’s research and evaluation program. His role includes oversight of Ofsted’s new multi-year research program across all phases of education and social care, which consists of more than 25 projects over a period of two years. Muijs is also a visiting professor at the University of Southampton and Thomas More Technical University.

Andreas Schleicher is director for education and skills, and special advisor on education policy to the secretary-general at OECD, in Paris. He initiated and oversees the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and other international instruments that have created a global platform for policy-makers, researchers, and educators across nations and cultures to innovate and transform educational policies and practices. 

Sarah D. Sparks is an assistant editor for Education Week, where she covers education research and writes for the “Inside School Research” blog. She has more than a decade of experience in covering education for national and local papers and has also written technical guidebooks on educating homeless students and English-language learners.


By directly observing teaching in the classroom, OECD's Global Teaching InSights Video Study—formerly known as the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) Video Study—examines classroom management, social-emotional support and instructional practices in the classroom, as well as students’ opportunities to learn the content specified in the curricula. The study is unique in the amount and types of data it collects on teaching and the methods it uses to analyze them. About 700 teachers and 17,500 students from eight countries and economies participated.


The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. With members from 96 countries, AERA is committed to expanding its connections to the global research community, and is actively involved in advancing the field of education research worldwide.


The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Our goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all. We draw on almost 60 years of experience and insights to better prepare the world of tomorrow.