No doubt, the impact of COVID-19 has shaken the world to its core, and you may all know about it. Most of the governments have closed the educational institutions temporarily. It is one of their attempts to have control over the pandemic situation. The government of China, as well as other countries, have cancelled the exams. All students are at home and with no contact with their friends. All types of tests and exams are on a delay to help students to avoid the risk of getting affected by COVID-19.
Due to this pandemic situation, we realize that it is important to make changes in the education system. We need to adopt innovative methods of getting education services. The government of China is also making extra efforts to help students of different schools and universities. They are focusing more on online education to achieve the set objectives. Here are some of the observations discovered by Chinese educators-
No need to teach new content
Chinese educators are worried about the students who are not able to show up for online classes. Some students can’t access digital content, and that’s why the new curriculum shouldn’t be introduced until the new semester started. The government has advised educators to make use of online content related to personal wellbeing like mental health and entertainment resources. Most schools and teachers are also promoting in-home physical education courses to help students with their studies.
The online class should be short
Spending hours in front of screen can affect the health of students. The time of online classes should be reduced so that the health of students won’t be affected. During the online classes, students have to concentrate more on the screen, which makes a negative impact on their eyes. Someone suggests teachers that they should cut the content and try to discover a method so that the students and teachers can interact with each other. The online class for students should be for 15 to 30 minutes, and it would be more effective for students.
A window into the classroom for parents
The online classes for students provide parents a window into the classroom. It helps them to share their impression and new ideas, which can also help teachers to make improvements to the education system. Some parents have provided many helpful ideas as feedback for teachers. With the support of students, teachers, parents, and government, the education system is getting improved even in the pandemic situation. There are many other observations made by Chinese educators at the time of COVID-19.
Other things to know
It is important for the government of China to take some serious steps to take care of the study of students at all levels. With the help of this, they can make the education system better and also help students to grow even they are at home. The online sessions and various online platforms can help students to learn better without going to schools and other educational institutions.