EEF examination of approaches that schools could use to support the learning of pupils while schools are closed due to Covid-19

The Education Endowment Foundation’s (EEF) rapid evidence assessment examines the existing research (from 60 systematic reviews and meta-analyses) for approaches that schools could use, or are already using, to support the learning of pupils while schools are closed due to Covid-19.

When implementing strategies to support pupils’ remote learning, or supporting parents to do this, key things to consider include:

  • Teaching quality is more important than how lessons are delivered
  • Ensuring access to technology is key, especially for disadvantaged pupils
  • Peer interactions can provide motivation and improve learning outcomes
  • Supporting pupils to work independently can improve learning outcomes
  • Different approaches to remote learning suit different types of content and pupils

Rapid_Evidence_Assessment_summary- Distance learning

EEF guide Remote_Learning_Rapid_Evidence_Assessment- EEF report