Presentation: Exploring the importance of literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in health-related issues: Results from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC)
Date and Time: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, Noon to 1:00 pm (EST)
Presenter: Eugene Owen, National Program Manager for PIAAC, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education.
Dr. Eugene Owen is the Senior Technical Advisor to the International Activities Program in the Assessment Division of the National Center for Education Statistics. He is currently the U.S. Project Manager for the OECD’s Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC). He helped to establish the International Activities Program at NCES and served as its first Program Director. From the late 1990s until the early 2000s, Dr. Owen helped create and establish TIMSS and PIRLS with the IEA and PISA and PIAAC with the OECD.
Summary: This webinar will present findings from the Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), a large-scale assessment conducted in 2012. PIAAC results provide a snapshot of the basic skills and proficiencies of U.S. adults in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving in technology-rich environments with comparison to other participating countries. This presentation will also provide information about the relationships between health measures and literacy, numeracy, and computer-based problem solving skills. Specifically, the presentation will provide information on the relationships between skills and health variables from the health-related background questions, including questions about health status, sources of health information, and participation in preventative health practices.
ADDENDUM: Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.
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