Thursday, May 14, 2020

Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Learning During COVID-19

The Australian Parliament is holding an inquiry into Education in Remote and Complex Environments and wants to hear about the impact of COVID-19 on learning and teaching. There have already been 49 submissions on other aspects of education.
"‘The Committee has been examining how education meets the learning needs of students and how barriers in the education journey are overcome. The response of Australian schools to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need for rapid adaptation to home and online learning, has clearly accelerated the importance of flexible and well-supported responses,’ Mr Laming said.
‘We want to expand our range of evidence into specific lessons and consequences of rapid and flexible home and online learning and teaching. The Committee hopes to learn more about how these new flexible approaches might continue to be applied in remote and complex environment long after schools return to ‘normal’ face-to-face teaching,’ Mr Laming said."
From: Home learning and teaching during COVID 19, Media Release, House of Representatives, 14 May 2020.

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