Saturday, 22 February 2014

* Japanese adults most competent in technology-rich environments

The Survey of Adult Skills (PIAAC) assesses the proficiency of adults from age 16 onwards in literacy, numeracy and problem solving in technology-rich environments. These skills are “key information-processing competencies” that are relevant to adults in many social contexts and work situations, and necessary for fully integrating and participating in the labour market, education and training, and social and civic life.

Literacy Proficiency
1.   Japan
2.   Finland
13. England/N. Ireland (UK)
16. United States
21. France

Numeracy Proficiency
1.   Japan
2.   Finland
18. England/N. Ireland (UK)
21. United States
22. France

 The Japanese and the Finn can perform multiple-step operations to integrate, interpret, or synthesise information from complex or lengthy texts that involve conditional and/or competing information; and they can make complex inferences and appropriately apply background knowledge as well as interpret or evaluate subtle truth claims or arguments. They are also good at numbers: they can analyse and engage in complex reasoning about quantities and data, statistics and chance, spatial relationships, change, proportions and formulae; perform tasks involving multiple steps and select appropriate problem-solving strategies and processes; and understand arguments and communicate well-reasoned explanations for answers or choices.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic.