How children deal with face-to-face learning after the COVID pandemic ends
Technology has already become a part of today’s education. With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting all countries around the world, the closing of educational institutions are one of the major impacts. Students are sent home to study with the assistance of their parents, and the face of Education will never be the same.
What Is The Impact Of Online Learning?
There are many ways school and educational institutes enable their students with skills and knowledge. There are hands-on learning, group study, and yes online learning. In the past, these formats are only optionals. However, with the fear of COVID-19, studying outside are extremely avoided. So, what does studying indoor by using only technology impact our kids?
Our kids already mastered the gadget and all the latest technology better than us. Before the pandemic, we limit either a smartphone or laptop usage. Now, being the only means of communication with schools and media to study. Parents, teachers and children are more aware of various technology breakthrough. You might remember typing a document or sending PowerPoint slides to your teacher by emails. Now, we are looking the best way to do video-class, sharing document online and all online matters that were not necessarily required before.
- Internet Usage
Generally speaking, limiting screen time is still what parents do to their kids and there is nothing wrong with that. We want them to have balance activities and avoiding on screen all day. The use of internet was a luxury and regarded as reward for completing homeworks, getting good grades at school or helping out with hosue chores.
Now, things have changed quiet significantly and preventing our kids from the internet are almost impossible. Covid19 not only impacting the education system but also the economy to most families worldwides. To most parents, the struggle to meet end needs are greater this time of the year with ability to monitor their children’s use of internet have dropped significantly.
The stress level with online studies are spiking during this pandemic . Children living with Covid19 learn the hard way, while schools can easily adapt when the situation forced it. Each children have different ability adapting to changes in their daily life. Parents are expected to be more patient and spend more time during their children’s online sessions.
What to Expect When Schools Re-Open?
So, what happens when the kids are back to school? What does the COVID-19 leave us in term of educational impact? With the sudden shift, we all wonder how does post-pandemic affect students ability to perform face-to-face interaction.
- Chilren’s interest and eagerness to return to face to face learning
After staying home for months the initial reaction of course expected to be exciting. Students are going back to school and no doubt with a lot of preparation. The interest to go back to school is high. When the time comes, everyone hoping kids also eager to catching-up on what they are missing out.
- Grades on academic
We all realise there could be a decrease in student’s understanding of their school’s material. So, teachers and parents are aware there might be a decrease in terms of grades and school projects or assignment. Parents are hoping teachers to be generous with their marking. Teachers also expect parents to monitor yet let their children do their tasks at home.
- Transition period
What is considered a reasonable timeframe for students to return 100% on face to face learning? The school will incorporate online learning as a transition before allowing students to go back to school full time.
- Health protocol
Kids are more adaptive than the adult. But doing face to face meeting again will be different. The number of student in the class should be limited, seating arrangement expected at a certain distance. The interaction would be minimum and conducted at a certain distance.
We can only imagine how education change for the future. There is some suggestion on how children react to the new system, but nothing for sure at the moment. We can prepare for the worse and keep an open mind.