Concerns raised about pandemic impacts on cégep student study skills

The head of a union representing cégep instructors has voiced concerns about the pandemic’s impact on student study skills. Fédération de l’enseignement collegial President Youri Blanchet has said that instructors have noticed that students seem to be experiencing challenges with basic study skills and are finding it difficult to take charge of their education. Blanchet says that K-12 school closures led to educators lowering their standards and passing students who would not have passed before the pandemic. Western University Associate Professor Prachi Srivastava noted that these school closures have resulted in cumulative learning losses, with those who had the most closures being impacted the most. Srivastava said that recovery for cégep students will take time and a systems-wide approach. Brandon Sun (CP) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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