Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

Alfie kohn is pushing back against the notion of 'learning loss' that pundits are arguing is occurring during the pandemic. "The research that fuels dire warnings, which largely extrapolates from claims about summer learning loss (SLL), is much less persuasive than most people realize," he writes. "None of the research on this topic actually shows a diminution in learning — just a drop in standardized test scores (in some subjects, in some situations, for some kids)." Image: Brookings, the COVID-19 cost of school closures.

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