from researchers Punya Mishra & Rohit Mehta in their paper: ‘What We Educators Get Wrong About 21st Century Learning: Results of a Survey” (2017)
A point to note for educators:
Not demonstrating does not mean not learning. Teaching DOES result in learning – it’s just that learning need not be immediate or be demonstrated.
From one educator to another:
Do take note that home-based learning is not as easy as it looks, especially to parents. In traditional education system, teachers teach, instruct, facilitate, guide and hand-hold. Now, most, if not all of these roles, will have to be done by the parents. Be reasonable and compassionate when assigning tasks. Assigning IT-based projects like making powerpoints, videos, podcasts or vlog to students seems easy but for lower/elementary levels where parents have to teach, guide, facilitate, instruct, supervise and handhold, is definitely not easy.
Consider parents who have 4 kids, all at different levels. Even if it’s making a 5-minute video, it will strain the parents. Furthermore, not all parents are pedagogy-educated, or IT-educated.
There should be better coordination between different subjects or disciplines by schools. Imagine the impact on students’ morale if all 8 subject teachers assign a 1000-word essay for students to complete within a few days.
Let’s not make home-based learning a torture to our students…..and parents.
Just my 2-cents worth