Post-Pandemic Shifts in Learning Culture

Post-Pandemic Shifts in Learning Culture


We sat down with Jonathan Matta, National Education Leader with KI Furniture, to take a bird’s-eye view of lessons learned from the pandemic. We address topics like learning vs. education, why the term “learning loss” is a bit of a misnomer, re-imagining learning culture, the importance of flexible learning spaces, and how to give students agency in their own educational process. We also talked about how reflections of the shift in learning culture over the last decade can be found in everything from Star Wars to The Office.

This Viewpoint answers the questions to:

  • What do we do now at this point in the pandemic?
  • What does Star Wars and The Office have to do with the systems of education?
  • Is there some kind of benefit from the pandemic that can be applied moving forward?
  • What is the difference between learning versus education?
  • With decentralization and hybridization of education, will this lead to students spending less and less time in school and a physical building?
  • How does HyFlex environment fit with our instructional model?
  • Are classrooms becoming multipurpose spaces that require more flexibility?
  • How does Pavlov’s classical conditioning apply to learning in schools?
  • Who are the children's new mentors and role models?

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