DepEd addresses learning loss issue

Was there a learning loss among students during the pandemic?

This is what the Department of Education (DepEd) will try to find out as it addresses the issue before the full implementation of face-to-face classes sometime in November.

DepEd Undersecretary for Administration Kris Ablan said in an interview with the Daily Tribune’s online forum, Straight Talk that the agency is studying if there really was a learning loss the past two years “because even if we used online learning not all of our learners have access to it.”

DepEd has implemented the blended learning approach at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic through the use of modules that are either printed or digitized, online learning, and television or
radio-based instruction.

“So, we will see. We will try to address the issues that may arise due to the lack of learning. It’s still too early to find out if there was a learning loss, but this will be studied by the department,” Ablan said.

“We have our planning service and a policy service that will do the research if our learners have really adjusted on the online learning or blended learning,” the DepEd official added.

To avoid possible learning loss, DepEd will push through the full implementation of in-person classes by November this year.

“That’s why the instruction of Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Z. Duterte is, as much as possible, face-to-face classes will push through this coming November because in-person learning is very important,” Ablan said.

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