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The sad case of Jekyll and Hyde - Sophia Waugh

Regulars | By Sophia Waugh

I set off merrily to teach Jekyll and Hyde, their 19th-century set text, says Sophia Waugh, and then lockdown happened.

The current educational tizzy is all about ‘lost learning’, but the very phrase troubles me. We can discuss lost income, lost keys or even – channelling Lady Bracknell – lost parents, but lost learning is far too nebulous an idea to quantify. If you don’t have something, you can’t lose it. In a way, it takes us back to the never-ending argument about content/knowledge versus skills, an argument that was at the root of all our planning of teaching through lockdown. ...

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