Research on the impacts on schooling of COVID and bushfire and flood disasters has found academically the kids are mostly OK. It’s their well-being and recovery from trauma that demand our attention.
Bullied teens reported heightened anxiety when they were attending in-person school, but not when they were attending online school.
Many children will thrive on return to school. Others may need a bit more support to adjust to this big change in their lives and manage any anxieties they might have.
If we look after children’s well-being, not only will their learning benefit but also the skills they gain to help them manage life’s challenges will endure beyond the pandemic.
Year 12 students in NSW affected by lockdowns will be able to apply for special consideration for exams and special projects. Here’s what Victorian teachers said about a similar policy last year.
Since the pandemic began, parents have had to negotiate their own workplace demands and other responsibilities with around-the-clock child care responsibilities.
Research shows that radio and mobile technologies can support a swift and sensitive response to educational disruption.
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.
Remote school may look different to ‘normal’ school, but children are still being taught; they are still learning and many are still actively engaged in the curriculum.
We surveyed and interviewed parents of primary school-aged children in Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and the ACT to explore their experiences of helping their children with remote schooling.
The government should have a plan for how to help disadvantaged students catch up from learning lost during the pandemic, and how to better support students with mental health issues.
Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids’ social-emotional development on track in these four areas.
A seven week survey asked questions on the experiences of students with disabilities and their families when schools across Australia had mostly closed, and children learnt remotely.
A sustainable return to remote learning must ensure schools and the government address social, emotional and equity issues of students, and increasing workloads for teachers.
A cross-Canada survey of teachers shows teachers say one of the most stressful aspects of their jobs now is their concern for vulnerable students.
A Grattan Institute report shows the achievement gap between disadvantaged and advantaged students widens at triple the rate in remote schooling compared to regular class.