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Title: The impact of COVID-19 on children’s learning : a rapid review
Authors: Spiteri, Jane
Deguara, Josephine
Muscat, Tania
Bonello, Charmaine
Camilleri, Rosienne
Milton, Josephine
Gatt, Suzanne
Said, Lara
Keywords: Learning strategies -- Study and teaching (Early childhood)
Learning strategies -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
COVID-19 (Disease) -- Social aspects
Web-based instruction
Teaching -- Computer network resources
COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Spiteri, J., Deguara, J., Muscat, T., Bonello, C., Farrugia, R., Milton, J.,...Said, L. (2022). The impact of COVID-19 on children’s learning: a rapid review. Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 1-13.
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: While it is widely acknowledged that the COVID-19 pandemic has created disruptions in children’s learning trajectories, the literature suggests that there is little empirical research to support this claim. METHOD: This rapid review of the literature was carried out to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children’s learning, whether there has been a loss in learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, and if so, what recommendations can be made to mitigate these losses, now and in the future. RESULTS: The studies reviewed imply that the significant disruption in children’s education as a result of school closure during the COVID-19 pandemic has been problematic and has resulted in learning losses. CONCLUSIONS: It is recommended that education systems worldwide should train teachers for online learning in order to maximise learning and minimise inequalities. The paper concludes with implications for policymakers, researchers and educators.
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