What to Expect for Schooling Post COVID? Top 3 Possibilities
The Covid-19 crisis is not yet over. ‘Safety first’ mindset is popular in opinion polls of parents around the globe, indicating that schools need not be opened too soon. It means that schooling post COVID will not be same (Well, at least for sometime!).
A piece of well-founded scientific guidance or vaccine access will soothe parents, teachers, and school administrators’ legitimate concerns.
Problems with continuing education should not be seen as a barricade to this disaster.
Facing a lack of answers and clarification, school lockdown’s first four weeks observed teachers calling out to students with innovative responses to offer distance classes. Yet we’ve already skipped a huge pool of disadvantaged students, revealing the digital divide.
The goal now is to step forward and evolve to solve current and emerging problems. Learning from both our achievements and failures in handling this crisis, we will support education and not only survive.
Training is certainly essential to sustainable growth and development. Therefore, the restoration of school education is crucial to promote consistency of learning, human capital growth, and well-being.
These can contribute significantly too lengthy economic and social stability. A simple blueprint will help as we transition from daily survival to restoration, leading by example.
Schooling post COVID – Transition to Online Education
A change to some online resources could transition the position of teachers, turning them a little like coaches and mentors. They can guide students to excellent web lectures and then be responsible for providing guidance and input, and to make links across disciplines.
The responsibilities of students and parents could also change. Now that they have more places to look, they will be more likely to try to resolve learning needs on their own. When roles change, something else will change with it—though in less controlled situations.
Thousands of children won’t return for schooling post COVID
Despite major enrolment gains over the past two decades, when the pandemic hit, 268 million children were out of school. Once schools reopen, millions more will not return.
Children whose communities suffered inflationary pressures and teenage girls at heightened risk of pregnancy or early marriage are especially susceptible.
The World Bank analyzed current out-of-school rates by economic quin-tile with macro-economic recession estimates in 2020 and projected that over seven million children would not return to school. Estimates say that when schools open, over half of all migrant girls won’t be returning.
Learn more about various ways to prep your kids after COVID, here.
High-stakes tests are discriminatory this year and previously as well
One of COVID-19’s scariest concerns for policymakers is what to do with tests. Although some countries cancel or delay them, others move on regardless.
At least 20 nations, including have favored returning their exam classes. Moreover, they offered kids only a few weeks of schooling before they are forced to sit a high-stakes exam that decides their future in several respects.
The COVID-19 shutdown draws attention to the position of high-stakes exams and sparks debate on whether exams are a fair way to funnel children with very different formative life into the next educational process.
Where secondary school places are deficient, end-of-primary exams serve as a pathway into secondary school. Although this is frequently viewed as a merit-based way to distribute scarce resources, the benefits enjoyed by rich children are not considered better than primary schools, private education, more qualified parents, and healthy diets.
Applied expertise should initiate school theoretical knowledge gained. In a Forbes report, Bernard Marr, a futurist, argues that the most important skills to thrive post-COVID-19 are: adaptability and flexibility; tech-savvy; imagination & innovation; a data literacy; analytical thinking; electronic and coding skills; command structure; interpersonal skills.
Quickly obtaining competency-based, job-accelerating short courses received priority over longer semester-based degrees. Because of their streamlined modular nature, convenience, and lower-cost investment, micro-credentials gain favorable ground.
If schools can promote micro-credentials, this can fundamentally change learning and transfer education towards a multidisciplinary, Trans-disciplinary approach that benefits learners and makes schooling more important and meaningful.