The plan takes time from the activity that teachers like best and regard as the most valuable. Time spent on the administrative tasks that are seen to be the priority of central offices is less of a target.
For university students living out of reach of a campus and studying online, the growing presence of Regional University Centres is proving to be a lifeline in times of COVID-19.
Hearables are wearable listening devices that can interact with the wearer and the environment.
Wellbeing should always be the most important thing in learning. Unfortunately, our schooling systems have never understood this. In fact, mass schooling systems have their roots in nation-building imperatives that had, and continue to have, little to do with individual flourishing.
Even less work-life balance, anxiety around online skills, fears the pandemic will be used to crush academic autonomy and cut costs. And by the way, COVID hit academic women hard.
Students were highly engaged and many increased their love of learning … The results were highly promising: 86% of students made above-expected progress in literacy or numeracy. Two in five achieved above-expected progress in both subjects. By the end of the program, six in ten students had achieved literacy levels equivalent to or stronger than their year-level peers.
In the classroom, teachers can roam and observe children’s progress and repeatedly give guidance to individual children and groups. Much of this is difficult in remote schooling. The article offers some advice to parents on how to manage their situation.
In the face of massive disruptions by COVID-19, we are constantly advised to adjust to a “new normal”. Part of this new normal is the increasing presence of online learning. Our findings show adaptability is an important personal attribute that can help students in their online learning during the pandemic — and likely beyond.