We need a layered strategy — depending on the amount of community transmission – to ensure the response isn't the same every time with each snap lockdown: to close schools. Here's how to do it.
How can lecturers avoid one of the classic syndromes of remote teaching: a screen of blank student webcams?
How to invite students to participate in classes and experiment when the computer becomes the main classroom?
A year-long analysis of Victorian primary and secondary school classrooms has found the amount of carbon dioxide often far exceeds the maximum acceptable standard.
We compared the educational progress in years 3 and 4 in 2019 with 2020 – the year normal schooling was disrupted by the pandemic. Overall, students progressed at the same rate in both years.
New South Wales and Victoria are investing $250 and $337 million respectively for disadvantaged students who fell behind in 2020 to have extra tutors.
Issues like a lack of focus and heightened anxiety when learning at home could be due to students lacking the autobiographical memory they need to learn in an alternative context.
The risk associated with schools is tied to the level of community transmission. The more community transmission there is, the more transmission there will be in schools.
An educational ethicist talked to teachers about what ethical issues were most pressing during COVID. Here are the three that featured most.
Victorian Education Minister James Merlino announcing money for catch-up tutors.
The Victorian government's funding is critical to helping disadvantaged students catch up. But the government needs to take several extra steps to ensure their funding has its desired effect.
Support them but make sure to respect their autonomy; encourage them to exercise, sleep and connect with friends. These are some ways to help your Year 12 child during the pre-exam period.
Australian universities face a huge revenue hit from falling international student numbers due to COVID-19 and tensions with China. Some institutions should consider merging rather than downsizing.
Class is in session in Uruguay, one of the first countries in the Western Hemisphere to reopen its schools.
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Nearly every country in the world shuttered its schools due to COVID-19. Now, from Israel to Uruguay, many students are back in class, with varying degrees of success.
Universities have financial resources — property, bequests and philanthropic funds, and access to lines of credit — they can access rather than forcing staff to sacrifice their jobs.
Schooling at home is hard for all parents, including teleworkers.
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In about two in three US families with two parents, both are working or looking for a job. That makes caring for kids when schools and day care providers are closed hard if not impossible.
Australia has a long history of international student education, spurred on by government policy.
Some schools are starting to open up after the coronavirus lockdown. But what if you're worried about sending you kids back too soon. Unschooling might be one solution, so how does it work?
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Uganda's COVID-19 task force would do well to embrace pop music in its public health communications.
Children on the autism spectrum find it difficult to learn independently and manage their time. Parents can use these 5 strategies to help their child learn from home during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Even before this pandemic, international students were exposed to several unique hardships. These are compounded by COVID-19.
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The Australian National University is turning to digital proctoring to replace the role of a walking invigilator. But who watches the proctor, what are the risks, and what data will be collected?