Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

School Planning Guide 2020-21

Aug 26, 2020

There's a lot of good advice in the document (24 page PDF) as a whole, particularly the emphasis on targeted individual instruction, and its assertion that teaching quality (which needs to be unpacked) is more important that how lessons are delivered (ie., online or offline). That said there is an over-emphasis on direct instruction, and especially the way pastoral and academic education are treated as the same sort of thing. There's also an over-emphasis on testing, not enough emphasis on social conditions and environment, especially at home, and the need to support independent learning (at home and away from the screen) should be described in much more detail.

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