Singapore has seen a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases over the past weeks and physical distancing has been implemented to control the spread of this contagious virus.
In a public announcement made on 3 April 2020, all primary, secondary, Pre-University and IHL students, including students from Special Education (SPED) schools, will shift to full Home-Based Learning (HBL) from 8 April 2020 to 4 May 2020. Pre-schools, MOE Kindergartens and student care centres, including special student care centres, will also suspend their general services during this period.
Currently, to carry out the lessons, schools are using the following tools to reach the students to overcome the barrier of physical distancing:
- E-learning (for example, online assignments through the Student Learning Space (SLS) or other online learning platforms)
- E-mail messages (for example, notes or worksheets through e-mail)
- Hardcopy assignments (for example, worksheets or textbooks
Parents’ feedback on home-based learning
From a Straits Times interview, “Cooped up at home, but all is well”, some parents have shared their concerns on home-based learning.
Firstly, parents are feeling the stress of coaching their child when they over-amplify on the areas that require improvement for their children. Next, despite knowing so, they do not have the right tools/skills to coach their child in their schoolwork. Lastly, teaching and coaching at home is very time-consuming and many parents who are working full-time cannot cope with extra load.
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