The ‘new normal’ also includes continued precautions for at-risk populations and further social distancing. Photo from Eloisa Lopez/Reuters. All the socializing has gone, but the academic stuff has stayed. Confusion in the midst of confusing times. Some private schools have required their students to wear their full uniform during online classes. Duterte signs order granting active hazard pay to COVID-19 frontliners, September remittances surprise with fastest growth in 29 months, Government's tight budget planning open to 'Bayanihan 3' for typhoon victims, “We are in the process of evaluating the damage of the series of typhoons and the amounts required to address these and will determine whether or not the current budget will be sufficient,” Finance Secretary...r, Automakers say 'on track' to goal despite October slowdown, COVID-19 tally in Philippines hits 409,574 with over 1,700 new infections, He will purify . This pandemic is a litmus test for schools. But my curiosity leads me to ask if these kinds of learning processes have been proven effective or not. Education News Courses Opinion Letters ... we may have to adjust to a “new normal”, meaning a new way of living and going about our lives, work and interactions with other people. Education and the ‘new normal’. While others have chosen to go completely online, I could only shake my head in dismay. - Audrey Desmet, a teacher from Brussels. We have teachers who have had a Zoom class with the kids but others haven't because they're not familiar with technology. Education: The new normal goes across the board. In Belgium, sixth graders have the CEB, the Certificat d'Ãtudes de Base, which goes over all skills since starting school. Whether it's parents home-schooling their children while working from home, teachers' attempts to keep 30 kids engaged on a Zoom call or pupils sat at new socially distanced desks, education's 'New Normal' has arrived at a blistering pace. “Maslow before Bloom” should be the new battlecry in education. The government needs to talk to parents at different socio-economic levels, different housing levels, different situations, different age groups and start putting together surveys so that they can come up with a plan that is forward-looking and not reactionary, so we're not all melting in our houses when July comes. Second time around: Education Minister Priya Mannickchand ... is a ‘new normal’ that is intended to … Despite this, the Department of Education (DepEd) already announced that they will open the SY 2020-2021 on August 24, 2020. In a day, there are about three to four classes that are purely synchronous and online. As we grapple with and re-imagine the new normal in education alongside the new normal in the bigger society, the following recommendations should definitely be considered as integral parts of the new normal. Additional reporting: Simon Ormiston & Catherine Newman. What should be done for pupils who were unable to sit exams? The days get exciting and nerve-wrecking at the same time as the education sector tries to enter into the new normal. To understand more about how we got to this point and what the future holds, CGTN Europe has spoken to a teacher, parent and student to discuss how different the classroom has become with countries at different stages of reopening schools. Being an educator is challenging, but they say you must put in mind the limitations of your students. An enormous effort has been made to upgrade hygiene measures in sanitary facilities and toilets. Will we eventually return to a reliance on traditional, face-to-face education, or will online education become the new normal in academia? The COVID-19 pandemic means education may never be the same again. and refine them like gold and silver. It's no wonder if most parents would go into depression after this phase in their lives. Then the Lord will have men who will bring offerings in righteousness.— Malachi 3:3. The Department of Education has been trying to cope up by using other ways such as modular, radio and TV-based instruction. Beijing ICP prepared NO.16065310-3, It really impacted our younger daughter. I don't know how we are going to help children develop if we cannot console them, touch them or show them how to hold their pencil. The 49-day lockdown was just an amazing disregard for families in Spain. She's gone from a bolt of sunshine to constantly crying and tantrums, - Matthew Sankary, a father-of-two living in Madrid. What measures do you want put in place to guarantee pupil and teacher safety? Doing your A-levels provides you with valuable experience on how to work and cope with the pressures of exams. This is applicable not just to business organizations but also for governments and nations.