We already know the Public School Program has been operating for over 150 years. And the fundamental concept of education remains the same. Approximately 20 to 30 children of the same generation are crammed in a classroom and taught by one teacher. Schools have been prepared many years for all sorts of hazards and risks, be it earthquakes, mass shootings, tornadoes, measles or head lice. But this year, it has gone a long way because of the global pandemic that the entire world is facing.
Around the country, school administrators and parents have been perplexed by the unexpected warning that if a Corona Virus struck, school buildings could be shut down for a long time keeping children to stay at home and to apply social distance. Though the curriculum is developed, the essence remains the same. Children are still taught in an organized and structured manner. It is particularly inefficient, hierarchical, and unsustainable, as with everything that comes from centralized management.
With the Corona Virus quickly circulating in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, nations have taken immediate and effective steps to avert a full-blown pandemic. Numerous decisions have been made to cancel enrollment at the colleges and universities.
Such risk-control measures have driven millions of students to prolonged ‘home-schooling’ circumstances, particularly in some of the most badly affected countries, such as China, South Korea, Italy and Iran. Surely these reforms created a degree of frustration, but they have inspired new examples of instructional creativity. While it is too early to determine how responses to COVID-19 would influence education systems worldwide, there are indications that it may have a profound effect on the digital advancement and digitization pathway. And the threshold for interference is even smaller when it comes to fixing the destroyed.
What do we think about in this process of the crisis which could have an imminent effect on children and young people? (i) Learning deficits (ii) Higher dropout levels (iii) The children who skip their most significant meal of the day. Additionally, most nations have rather segregated school programs, and disadvantaged students would especially suffer from these negative effects.
Doing something is always better than doing nothing, even though it struggles to live up to standards. Well, we are optimistic that the educators like us, dread to think what we need to train our students for in the future. Now this global pandemic has made us learn how schooling needs to improve, so that our young learners can properly plan for what the future brings. Some of the clear thoughts are mentioned below:
eDUCATION WILL UNDERGO DEVELOPMENTS
Globally, the sluggish pace of reform in learning institutions is risible, with centuries-old, lecture-based instructional approaches, institutional prejudices embedded, and old fashioned classrooms. COVID-19 has, moreover, been a trigger for educational institutions around the world to look for creative approaches in a fairly short period.
Students are practicing online learning and are focusing on how to stop this pandemic. More research is taking place. Due to 4G and 5G (taking place in countries like China Japan and US), we can see learners and service providers increasingly embrace the idea of ‘learning anytime, anywhere’ in online education in a number in formats. The traditional in-person instruction in the classroom should be complemented with innovative multimedia modalities from online streams and ‘educational influencers’ and encounters in virtual reality.
Learning could become a habit, integrated into everyday routines. This is not to recommend that there is no room for critique, or indignation. Students, families, and campaigners both have the right and the authority to stand up for themselves and their societies. They know what they need and there is interest in their demands. Policy makers have much to learn from them.
With this global pandemic taking place all around the world, the significant way in which schools perform their job is quickly evolving. Many have become ugly-fashioned institutions of communication, with the vast majority of the exchange coming by written mail.
Some still are stuck with the physical presence of students. Others have attempted recreating the electronic school environment using multimedia resources such as Zoom. And some are in-between, guiding online tutoring and practice services for pupils, and sharing video.
Many of the influencers and educational reformers have set up this meaning that all the technology means, be it computers, phones, tablets or anything will surely be important in this time of global pandemic to improve the education system.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to educational institutions worldwide being forced to quickly exploit and use the array of technical resources available to create content. Educators and technologists around the world are finding new ways of doing it better and with more versatility resulting in future gains for students globally through openness to education. Our upcoming generation is more likely to adapt the concept of remote learning.
Teaching Life Skills
Any teacher in the past may have enjoyed the flexibility offered by shutting their classroom door. But most teachers wouldn’t want to go alone in this new setting. We have seen a dramatic change towards a more inclusive mentality. With students having access to information, and even acquiring a technological ability, we would need to reinvent the role of the instructor in the classroom and lecture theater by tapping on digital gadgets.
Teachers should build up in time each week to work together, both to help and learn from colleagues. Every person learns at its own pace, in its own way and from its present level. Schools are essentially the foundations of mainstream education. We’ll see that data and technologies playing a larger role in personalizing student learning. Young people need flexibility and adaptability in this changing global climate – skills that prove to be necessary to successfully survive this pandemic.
As we know that every student differs from one another. Each teacher and school must respond differently to the current environment based on their particular context and the opportunities available. Teachers understand the need for bridge-border and boundary cooperation, to discuss what works and what doesn’t.
Moving ahead, two of the most critical qualities managers will be striving for will be imagination, coordination and cooperation, including sensitivity and emotional intelligence; and being able to work through social lines of disparities to leverage the collective’s strength through effective teamwork.
Hybrid Learning Model
This model is combining technologies and a hands-on program, integrating self-learning and teacher-led instruction. Digitally accessible studying and collaborating in small groups of peers was based on the assumption that diverse scheduling and different personality styles were feasible. We’ve learned that student autonomy and pace are helpful in the long run and moving at a pace chosen by a pupil.
Public-private education alliances will become increasingly relevant
We’ve seen learning firms and coalitions taking shape over the last few weeks, with numerous actors-including states, retailers, educational experts, infrastructure companies, and mobile network operators-coming forward to use emerging channels as a potential response to the crisis. There are also other countries like China, Honk Kong, working on it.
Educational creativity is clearly attracting recognition beyond traditional state-funded or non-profit-backed social enterprise. We have seen much greater participation and commitment in education technologies and creativity from the private sector over the last decade.
Our goal is to be proactive and to encourage teachers and educational stakeholders to realize the seriousness of the academic challenges posed by the disease outbreak, at all levels of government, in the public and private sectors, and to accept responsibility for leading a mechanism that is as efficient and inclusive as possible in meeting this adaptive threat.
In our country, tuition thrived as a parallel source to colleges. Students received support from reading, clearing questions, technical learning and planning for exams through tuition. Many of those additional attempts failed during COVID-19. Parents discovered that because of the influence of customization that technology can put into action, students are able to analyze, explain concerns and use advance learning. So there will be no need of going anywhere when students will be having online tuition.
The most important thing to do in this moment of crisis is to save a whole generation of students from the most serious educational risk they have faced in their life and in their parents’ and grandparents’ lives. This really is a time to stand up with and for the family.