COVID-19 and School Education: Lessons Learned for China

- Шпарик, Оксана Михайлівна ( (2020) COVID-19 and School Education: Lessons Learned for China Педагогічні науки: теорія, історія, інноваційні технології, 3–4 (97–98). pp. 182-193. ISSN 2312-5993

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The article deals with the problem of organizing of educational process in the context of current pandemic and analyzes the actions of the Chinese government to resist the impact of COVID-19 on school education. The methodological basis of the research is the system-integrated principle of scientific and pedagogical search. It was found that thanks to the following actions, the Chinese were able to quickly and efficiently provide uninterrupted secondary education under quarantine conditions: 1) the China government has made many important decisions on quarantine measures in educational institutions, as well as available resources to support training. In parallel with the school closures, the Chinese government, in partnership with seven of China's largest private edtech companies, has strengthened online education platforms. 2) Implementation of temporary restriction in teaching of new content. 3) Reducing the time of online classes. 4) Extreme adaptability and powerful creativity of teachers. 5) Active communication with parents, as well as consideration of their opinions. 6) Rapid implementation of edtech software in the school process. 7) Giving special attention to social and emotional needs. The author concludes that reliable communication platforms, appropriate digital resources, user-friendly teaching tools, various teaching methods, flexible teaching organizations, effective support services, and strong government-school collaboration are key elements that the Chinese government has focused on to enable widespread online learning. The gained experience and opportunities determine certain trends in the future development of school education in China, namely, a shift in attention and efforts towards a radical improvement in the content and technological digitalization of school education in the process of further educational reforms. Prospects for further research include aspects related to the implementation of distance learning by teachers and effective tools for organizing of educational process in a new reality.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: secondary education, distance learning, pandemic COVID-19, National Cloud-Platform for Educational Resources, digital learning platforms, China
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 00 Prolegomena. Fundamentals of knowledge and culture. Propaedeutics > 001 Science and knowledge in general. Organization of intellectual work > 001.9 Dissemination of ideas
Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 3 Social Sciences > 37 Education > 373 Kinds of school providing general education
Divisions: Institute of Pedagogics > Department of Comparative Pedagogy
Depositing User: Оксана Михайлівна Шпарик
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2020 21:39
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2024 16:29


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