Trends in International Geography Assessment Study

Project: Research

Description

This project aims to develop a standardised assessment for geography to combine with the existing Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) in 2023. This initiative will promote the importance of geography education across the OECD and provide a measure to inform curriculum development, and pedagogy worldwide. The project group is made up of experts in geography education from seven countries including Switzerland, Australia, USA, Netherlands, Czechia, South Korea and Singapore. The TIGAS team has met multiple times since its formation in 2016. We have designed a framework for the assessment, identified schools from across the OECD where the assessment will be piloted and gained feedback from a broader community of international experts.

Layman's description

Development of an international assessment of geographical literacy for Year 8 students across the OECD

Key findings

We have designed a framework for the assessment, identified schools from across the OECD where the assessment will be piloted and gained feedback from a broader community of international experts.

We have received funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation (USD $30,000), the Geography Education National Implementation Project (USD $25,000) and National Council for Research in Geographical Education ($25,000). In April 2019, the TIGAS assessment framework will be reviewed by PIRLS International Study Centre at Boston College for functionality and compatibility with the TIMSS Assessment. We have submitted applications for the next phase of funding for this project including grants from National Science Foundation (USD $1,638,744) and Institute of Education Sciences ($USD $1,398,912). I have published five peer-reviewed articles related to my work on this project.
AcronymTIGAS
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/01/16 → …