The ongoing pandemic has muddled almost every part of our lives, and the children’s education has been no exception. Like other sectors, educational sectors have also managed to find a solution for learning during this COVID-19 pandemic. Physical classroom education has transformed into virtual meeting room education. Kids learning programs are gaining popularity that helps to improve basic mathematics, photographic memory, problem-solving and speed learning for kids.
Positive Impacts on children
Though this Covid-19 situation has been wrought for problems, there are a lot of positive impacts too. Let us discuss the positive changes that are created.
Increase on awareness
UNICEF and other organisations for children have advised the parents to take additional care of their children and teach them about the pandemic. Children are educated on how to keep themselves and the people around them safe. This education can help to develop extra awareness and understanding about the COVID-19 making them strong to fight the ongoing pandemic and also preparing them for the future.
Realizing the value of nature
The population of vehicles has considerably reduced on roads helping the children to appreciate and enjoy the surrounding wildlife which has been unnoticed before the pandemic. Children have started to play in open grounds and parks instead of being stuck to one place playing their video games. This pandemic has taught children and primarily adults that if you cause harm to nature it reciprocates the harm exponentially.
Most parents thought school closures have taken a toll on their children’s education and worried that this may lead to the under-development of skills in kids. But to our surprise, education has now come to our home in the form of kids learning programs making education easy and fun to learn. E-learning has become a trend now, with many fun activities and projects conducted virtually, helping the kids grow both physically and mentally.
Increasing bondage with family
Before the pandemic, both parents and children could not spend quality time with each other to share their love and affection. But the pandemic has made it possible by uniting the family and making us realise the value of relationships. This can also help children to develop empathy and humanity from a young age.
Emerging trends in education
The pandemic has paved the way for many innovations and trends in education. Modern approaches and distance learning solutions were structured and brought into practice like never before.
Contribution of technology
When the educational institutions were trying to find a solution for the problem, technology came to their rescue. Online learning platforms were created and designed with proper modules enabling students to learn more effectively. Classes were conducted with the help of meeting applications to make them more collaborative.
Hybrid education is nothing but a blend of online learning and traditional classroom learning. Since educational institutions are allowed to work with a minimum number of staff and students, people with difficulty understanding through online platforms can attend the classes directly in the institution while others can take part online. This innovative method is an advantage for students who love studying both offline and online.
In this method, the modules can be customised according to the needs of the students making education more flexible. Students who require individual attention and an exclusive learning package can opt for personalised sessions.
Projects and internships
For practical learning and industrial exposure, institutions are encouraging students to do projects and internships. The projects can be done as a group or by an individual, depending on the scale of the work to be done. Internships are organisations offered by industries allowing students to learn the operations performed inside an industry which helps them fetch a job easily after their education.