Participation of the PABSEC International Secretariat in the OECD online webinar “Measuring the Impacts of COVID-19 on Education: A New Tool for Governments and Researchers”, 15 October 2020
Mr. Daniel Dulca, PABSEC Deputy Secretary General, attended the online webinar entitled “Measuring the Impacts of COVID-19 on Education: A New Tool for Governments and Researchers”, organized by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), under the motto, Better Policies for Better Lives, on 15 October 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread disruption to schooling across the globe, leading to learning losses for huge numbers of students in multiple countries. These losses can have a dramatic impact not only on the success of individual students but on the performance of the education system as a whole.
To address this issue, the OECD has developed the PISA Global Crises Module which seeks to present the different effects on student learning and well-being and the degree of interruption or changes in education across different systems.
It is important that all the schools should have adequate and high-quality resources and the appropriate support, also that the students from all backgrounds should be given equal opportunities.
The meeting was moderated by Mr. Henri Pearson, OECD Strategy for Education Skills.
The main speakers included: Mr. Andreas Schleicher, OECD Director for Education and Skills and Dr. Jonas P. Bertling, Director of Large-Scale Assessment Questionnaires at the Educational Testing Service.
The discussions also focused on the effects of COVID-19 pandemic on education and how this new module can help governments to take suitable measures.
As a conclusion, the participants discussed and tried to find solutions to the crisis brought about the current pandemic in the system of education