Covid-19 vs. Education
Towards the close of 2019, the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads across the globe, causing significant disruptions in academic systems. According to the UNESCO Monitoring Report, 192 countries had implemented nationwide closures, affecting an estimated 99% of the world's student population. According to Pokhrel & Chhetri (2021), the COVID-19 pandemic has created the most extensive disruption of education systems in human history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in more than 200 countries. Dorn et al. (2022) observes that the impact of the pandemic on K–12 student learning has been global and significant, leaving students on average five months behind in mathematics and four months behind in reading by the end of the school year. Unreservedly, the pandemic has widened preexisting opportunity and achievement gaps, impacting all students, especially those historically deemed disadvantaged (Dorn et al., 2022). Therefore, increasing disparities in learning has resulted.
Recovering from the Reeling Effects of Covid-19
Covid-19 has resulted in significant global loss. Nevertheless, there are several steps to mitigate the damaging effects on academia. Read below for three ways to improve learning in a post-pandemic society.
Technology can be highly interactive and engaging, thereby arousing interest in learning and proving to be an effective memory aid. Use games, quizzes, and audio-visual materials to explore concepts that appear difficult to understand. Interactive and interesting content can result in better comprehension, practical learning, time management, and overall improved performance. Skillful use of technology can also increase student engagement and interest in learning in and out of class. Technology can therefore positively impact a student's attitude and aptitude, thereby enriching students' learning experience.
Reading is not simply a pastime. Studies show that reading can improve memory. Reading engages more than a few brain functions, such as phonemic awareness, visual and auditory processes, comprehension, and fluency. Reading stimulates the brain into action, creates concentration, and enables the mind to assimilate literary accounts, as well as academic courses.
Access Private Tutoring
Private tutoring allows students to benefit from personalized engagement that can help a learner to work through difficult concepts and get motivated. A skillful tutors can assess a child’s learning needs and set the pace necessary to optimize the student's performance. improved academic performance results in Increased confidence and self-esteem, which can make learners less afraid of making mistakes, and make expand their learning capabilities. Essentially, tutoring bridges learning gaps.
Therefore, despite the havoc that Covid-19 has reeked on education, students can recover academically. Using purposeful technology, engaging in reading, and accessing private tutoring can counter the effects of Covid-19 and allow students regain control of their prowess in the classroom.