Nordic Seminar on Basic Skills

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The seminar presented and discussed new Nordic research on skills in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving based on the PIAAC - OECD Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competences (sometimes labelled ‘Adult PISA’), covering the population aged 16-65 years. Analyses, in which PIAAC data is compared to and combined with PISA data on 15-year olds were also part of the programme.

The around 80 participants were primarily researchers interested in basic skills and lifelong learning and professionals from the educational and labour market sectors. The participants came from Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Island, Norway and Sweden.

The seminar was organized by researchers from the project “Skill Acquisition, Skill Loss and Age in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden” financed under the “Education for Tomorrow” initiative launched in 2012 by NordForsk, which has also financed the seminar. The researchers presented core results from their research (see program below and links to the slides presented at the seminar).
 

PROGRAMME

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Seminar program 17 November 2016

9.30-10.15

Arrival and coffee

10.15-10.30

Welcome and introduction

Moderator: Mia Smeds, Communications Specialist, University of Helsinki

Antero Malin, PhD, Head of Project
Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland  Download presentation »
 

10.30-12.00

PISA and PIAAC - Skills of young people below 30

Lasting effects of quality of schooling: New evidence from combining PISA and PIAAC
Jan-Eric Gustafsson, Professor,
Department of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg  Download presentation »

Is the PISA test more female friendly than PIAAC measurement of skills? New evidence on gender differences
Kjersti Lundetræ, Associate Professor,
National Centre for Reading Education and Research, University of Stavanger.   Download presentation »

Reading skills, learning and skill loss after compulsory education – winners and losers in a generation of young people based on matched PISA-PIAAC data
Anders Rosdahl, Senior Research Fellow,
SFI – The Danish National Centre for Social Research
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12.00-13.00

LUNCH
 

13.00-14.30

Developments of skills over time

Adult literacy skills in the Nordic countries over two decades
Torben Fridberg, Senior Researcher,
SFI – The Danish National Centre for Social Research
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Literacy, age and recentness of education
Sari Sulkunen, Senior Lecturer,
Department of Languages, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
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A cross-national test of the use-it-or-lose-it hypothesis
Karsten Albæk, Senior Researcher,
SFI - The Danish National Centre for Social Research
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14.30-15.00

Coffee break
 

15.00-16.00

Differences in skills across groups

The importance of skill differences between immigrants and natives for national results in PIAAC
Erik Mellander, Associate Professor,
Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy (IFAU), Sweden
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Health-related skill differences
Egil Gabrielsen, Associate Professor
National Centre for Reading Education and Research, University of Stavanger
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16.00-16.15 Concluding reflections

Antero Malin, PhD, Head of Project
Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
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Mia Smeds, Communications Specialist, University of Helsinki
 

 

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