AERA and OECD to Hold Policy Forum on New TALIS Video Study Results
AERA and OECD to Hold Policy Forum on New TALIS Video Study Results

October  2020

On November 24, AERA and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will hold an interactive policy forum to discuss new results from the TALIS Video Study. The TVS is an innovative project that uses new research methods to deepen understanding of teaching and learning at an international scale.  The study report and findings will be released on November 16, making this research-to-policy forum significant and timely. The forum is cosponsored by the AERA-ICPSR-NSF PEERS Data Hub.

This event will run on November 24, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. EST.

Following welcoming remarks from AERA Executive Director Felice J. Levine, Andreas Schleicher, director of the OECD Directorate of Education and Skills, will give a brief keynote presentation on the TVS findings.

Schleicher’s remarks will open to a moderated forum where 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.

Sarah Sparks, assistant editor at Education Week, will moderate the policy leadership panel discussion and attendee Q&AA 

Panelists include:

  • John Bangs, senior consultant, Education International
  • Jiang Bo, 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, Ofsted

“We are excited to continue our ongoing collaboration with OECD to elevate and promote international examination of significant education issues among the research and policy communities,” said Levine. “Both of our organizations are deeply committed to robust examination and discussion of education science and its applications, especially in a format that fosters open participation from around the world.” In September, AERA and OECD held a highly attended webinar on “Education Research Worldwide in a COVID and Post-COVID World.”

By directly observing teaching in the classroom, the TVS examines classroom management, social-emotional support and instructional practices in the classroom, as well as students’ opportunities to learn the content specified in the mathematics curricula.

To provide a more complete picture of the classroom, the study collects observation and artifact evidence in addition to survey and achievement data. Its main goals are to:

  • Understand which aspects of teaching are related to student learning and student non-cognitive outcomes;
  • Observe and document how teachers from participating countries and economies teach; and
  • Explore how various teaching practices are inter-related, and how contextual aspects of teaching are associated with student and teacher characteristics.

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.

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