As part of the latest analysis
of the most recent PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) study, in which students from around the world are assessed primarily on their science, mathematics and reading ability, the OECD has revealed which country's students are best at collaborative problem solving. This is defined as:
"The capacity of an individual to effectively engage in a process whereby two or more agents attempt to solve a problem by sharing the understanding and effort required to come to a solution and pooling their knowledge, skills and efforts to reach that solution."
As our infographic shows, the fifteen-year-olds of Singapore
were deemed to be best at working together in this way, followed by Japan and South Korea in the ranking. The best-scoring country outside of Asia was Canada
in fourth place.