Lessons from Lockdown: The Educational Legacy of COVID-19

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Lessons from Lockdown explores the impact of COVID-19 on our schooling systems, on the young people and families that they serve and on all who work in – and with – our schools, and asks what the long-term ramifications of the pandemic might be for the pedagogy and purpose of formal education. Drawing on the voices of more than a hundred pupils, parents and professionals, it reveals how teachers and learners are adapting practice in areas such as curriculum modelling, parental engagement, assessment and evaluation and blended and online learning.

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SKU: 9780367639297 - 88 Categories: , Ages: Adult Author: Tony Breslin Publisher: Routledge Page count: 240 ISBN: 9780367639297 Publish date: 18th January, 2021

Product overview

In this timely new book, Tony Breslin draws on his experience as a teacher, researcher, examiner, school governor and policy influencer to assess what the educational legacy of COVID-19 could be, and the potential that it offers for reframing how we ‘do’ schooling.

Whatever your place in this landscape, Lessons from Lockdown is a must-read for all concerned about the shape and purpose of schooling systems in mature economies – schooling systems and economies set on recovering from the kind of ‘system shock’ that the pandemic has delivered.


Table of Contents

  • Schools during lockdown
  • Parental engagement and the experience of learning at home
  • Economics, education and inequalities
  • Breadth, balance, the curriculum and its assessment
  • Making the grade: the class of 2020
  • Catching up on ‘lost’ learning
  • Pupil well-being and emotional recovery
  • Leadership and governance
  • Inspection, research and system performance
  • Recasting the learning blend: technology and pedagogy


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Appendix A: Research methodology

Appendix B: Research participants

Appendix C: Recommendations