Many of you will be familiar with the classic group initiative Helium Stick. It’s one of those deceptively simple tasks that it actually very difficult…
A student’s sense of belonging at school is often a major factor which influences their wellbeing.
The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a worldwide study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD) in member and non-member nations intended to evaluate educational systems by measuring the scholastic performance of 15-year-old students on mathematics, science, and reading.
Gaining an understanding of the non-cognitive aspects, including students’ motivation, engagement and beliefs, for achieving success in school and in the future is an important goal of PISA.
The Australia in Focus Report was released in June and sought to explore an aspect of students’ more general attitudes towards school, specifically their sense of belonging at school. While focused on the results of Australian students, the findings may reflect issues as experienced in other countries.
In summary, this is what the report found:
Click here to download the report to learn more details about all of these conclusions, and how they may relate to your school setting, no matter where you are located in the world.
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