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How Covid changes education


The coronavirus, with the consequent forced closure of schools and universities, shows new possible models for education. But it also reaffirms the effectiveness of in-person lessons

The coronavirus, with the consequent forced closure of schools and universities, shows new possible models for education. But it also reaffirms the effectiveness of in-person lessons

Young people wearing protective face masks maintain social distancing as a measure to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) before taking the entrance exam for Mexico’s National Autonomous University in the stands of University Olympic Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico, August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Everyone can see the impact that the novel coronavirus pandemic has had on education. From one day to the next, public authorities recognized that children could not go to school and ‘social distance’ at the same time. Neither could adolescents in high school or adults in university. But closing schools and universities meant creating a radically different educational experience. Home schooling was always meant to be an option, where it exists. Suddenly, it became ubiquitous.

The remote instruction

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