Svein Sjøberg: PISA testing: A global educational race.
Feature article in Europhysics News, the Magazine of the European Physical Society
The OECD’s PISA project is not an educational project. It is a political project and has to be understood as an instrument of power. PISA is normative, it tells what young people should learn, regardless of the nations’ culture, nature, traditions and values.
The battle to improve PISA rankings may conflict with our work to make cience relevant, contextualized, interesting and motivating for young learners.