On Thursday 15 June, Oxford University Press and the OECD invite the global science education community to join us for an online event to launch the PISA 2025 Science Framework.

The Framework will help policy makers understand the capabilities and progress of 15-year-olds worldwide in science.

What is the PISA Science Framework?

PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) is run by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. PISA measures 15-year-olds’ ability to use their reading, mathematics and science knowledge and skills to meet real-life challenges and is used as a yardstick to assess education outcomes around the world.

In 2025, PISA will focus on science, and OUP’s assessment team, working alongside the OECD and a team of expert scientists and science educators from around the world, have been working hard over the last few years to develop the PISA 2025 Science Framework.

This Framework will be used to design the assessment in Science to be taken by 15-year-olds in around 90 countries in 2025.

What is Shaping Science Citizens all about?

A key part of the Framework is that science educators are not only educating the scientists of the future, but also empowering learners to navigate and play an active role in tackling everyday challenges, such as climate change and public health, as “science citizens”.

Oxford University Press understands that learners’ needs are diverse and science teaching needs to reflect this.

We build curricula and resources that enable every student to succeed; ensuring that learners feel they ‘belong’ and are inspired by a sense of awe and wonder when learning science. This approach is also at the heart of the 2025 PISA Science Framework.

Join our expert panel discussion on 15 June

We’re delighted that four expert speakers will be joining us to discuss:

How can we shape science citizens?
What the PISA 2025 Science Framework tells us about the future of science education

Chaired by Fiona Fortes, OUP’s International Product Director for Education, the panel includes:

  • Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills at the OECD
  • Jonathan Osborne, Kamalachari Professor of Science Education, Emeritus, Stanford University
  • Peta J. White, Associate Professor in Science and Environmental Education at Deakin University
  • Katherine Blundell OBE, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford

Register for free today

Everyone is invited — sign up to hear from our panel and connect with others as we explore the future of science education.

The session will take place live at 12.00 BST on Thursday 15 June and registrants will be able to watch on demand after the event.

Register now