Promoting self-learning : role of government, school and family

Choudhary, Sajjan Kumar (2021) Promoting self-learning : role of government, school and family. Learning Curve. pp. 66-67. ISSN 2582-1644

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Learning is a lifelong process; however, the early few years are crucial for learning. The COVID-19 pandemic has spelt disaster for the education of children, and it is going to be very challenging to mitigate the consequences of this loss and bridge the learning gap. The initiatives taken by the government are not effective even in retaining primary school children’s learning of the previous class. The Rajasthan state government launched the SMILE (Social Media Interface for Learning Engagements) programme on the WhatsApp platform for the sharing of worksheets, videos, quizzes and homework for students. There were many constraints in the implementation of this programme because of the unavailability of digital devices, poor internet bandwidth, the geographical setting of schools and children and issues concerning level-appropriate content/material, the requirement of continuous guidance from teachers and parents’ awareness and concern about learning of their child and so on. Very few teachers could conduct mohalla (community) classes during the lockdown to the best of their capacity.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Choudhary, Sajjan Kumar
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Self learning, Education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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