Post Pandemic Measures Needed To Recoup Learning Setback

26 Apr, 2022

Post Pandemic Measures Needed To Recoup Learning Setback

Summary: Fair Talks, a research-driven panel discussion by school education experts, discussed the roadmap for better education in schools- post-pandemic measures. A recent FairGaze survey reveals that an overwhelming 90% of respondents believe that post-pandemic measures are needed in the education system for a strong foundation. Over 85% acknowledge that school closures due to pandemics have setback school education and learning.

New Delhi, 26 April 2022: The recent episode of Fair Talks, a research-driven panel discussion by school education experts talked about what should be the roadmap for better education in schools post-pandemic. The experts analyzed a survey conducted by FairGaze which includes parents, students, and teachers' responses. The survey results indicated that 90% of respondents believe that post-pandemic measures are needed in the education system for a strong foundation and over 85% concur that school closures due to pandemics have setback school education and learning.

While over 34% believe that remote was useful and students learned a lot at home, about 33% suggest the opposite. In a similar vein, almost 32% agreed that school students enjoyed studying from home while 44% disagreed with that notion.

The panelists included Mrs. Bharti Tiwari, Principal of The Wilbur School, Uttarakhand; Ms. Sushma Punia, Principal of BLS World School, Greater Noida, and Dr. Priti Shrimal, Principal of Billabong High International School, Vadodara who was also the moderator of the session.

Dr. Priti Shrimal said that training programs that prioritize learning and social & emotional well-being, can improve learning outcomes. According to her, student well-being is important, not just academically but also for the emotional, social, and psychological well-being of every student. She supported an equitable reopening and recovery ensuring that the school environment is safe and reasonable health and hygiene standards are met. Dr. Priti further suggested that the syllabus and curriculum should be prepared in keeping in mind the heterogeneous set of learners and we must make sure that most of the instructions are focused on targeting individual levels.

Mrs. Bharti Tiwari highlighted the change in the pattern of learning she observed after the school reopening. According to her, the students from remote areas suffered a lot due to poor network connections and were happy when the school reopened. However, she noticed that the students were not able to write or sit in class for very long during the first week and it was a challenge to get them back to normal learning.

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Ms. Sushma Punia pointed out the lack of a holistic approach in our education system and suggested blended learning of online and classroom activities, which necessitated ongoing teacher training such as higher-order thinking and outcome-based learning. She said that the government is also working hard to address all issues, with the help of the New Education Policy 2020 (NEP), under which the government is setting up training centers, using technology-based learning systems for teachers.

Dr. Priti Shrimal concluded with a statement that teachers also need to play the role of counselor and friend because students are suffering from high levels of anxieties and apprehensions.


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