Post-Covid19 Education: What is next?
The COVID 19 pandemic has forced the entire world in a standstill. The repeated worldwide lockdowns have adversely affected the greatest economies of the world. Major sectors like heath care, services, transportation have been massively affected because of the CVI 19 pandemic.
Education can be regarded as one of the most adversely affected sectors, not only in India but all over the world. The Coronavirus pandemic has forced education to be given and received via online platforms; such an arrangement by all means is degrading the quality of education and is essentially creating a lot of resistance in the overall holistic development that classroom education promises.
Classes when conducted via online platforms leave a large room for error and there is no way to determine the authenticity of the results thus produced on the conduction of online tests, examinations and Olympiads.
All these reasons highlight the degrading standards of education in the current times. In a recent notice, issued by the Central Board of Secondary Education, the cancelation of X Board and the postponement of XII Board examination have come into the notice of the public. Such drastic and never before taken decision tell us how the sector of Education has being massively affected by the COVID19 pandemic.
Education is one of the top priorities of the UNESCO, and is regarded as one of the basic human rights. It is only good and quality education, can countries and by large the world, will drive towards sustainable development and provide global and regional leaders.
It is only by the changes applied to the regional and national education systems respectively, can we hope to overcome the problems of the contemporary world. It is only by education that we can hope to re-imagine and revolutionize the future of humanity and navigate a way out of this increasingly uncertain and complex world. It is this very Education that is suffering from a great blow in the current times, and is being adversely affected and in turn is hampering the growth and development of the children and community at large.
The global pandemic has highlighted the challenges and vulnerabilities that humanity is yet to overcome. Statistics have shown that the education of over 1.5 Billion students all across the world have been affected due to the closure of schools, with no solid information as to when will they be re-opened.
Researchers have also pointed out that there is serious risk that the COVID 19 Pandemic will erase decades of progress and that we will suffer greatly if proper actions are not taken timely. The pandemic has forced us to leave all our differences behind and work towards a better world. The following article sheds light on certain important ways that will essentially help in navigating through the problems possessed by the pandemic in the sector of Education.
It can be collectively agreed that the face of education will surely change after the pandemic. And professionals will surely have to find, invent and improvise new ways to deal with these changes and formulate better and effective ways to deal with these changes without compromising the quality of education. The following article discusses a few of these very essential points that will help and assists professors to deal with the current situation, without compromising the quality of education in the coming post pandemic decades.
The Right to Education: Post COVID19 Education
Education has now been recognized as a fundamental and universal right, but it is equally important for societies to make all possible efforts to sustain this. It is the responsibility of the states to provide education to the concerned citizens and abide by the laws of the same. All communities and concerned authorities must bear responsibility in order to facilitate and make the process of providing education easy and sustainable.
It is by all means our responsibility to not let the pandemic wash over all the development of the past decades. It is also essential to strengthen the public commitment to education and to work together for the common good of all. It is also important to consider and expand the prospect of right to education in a more imperative way. The COVID 19 crisis has brought to our attention that the right to education must be flexible and ‘adpatogenic’ in nature.
The use of media, like television support and internet access, also plays an important role in the deployment of education in the current times. The COVID 19 pandemic has brought into attention the relatively new and important aspect of digital connectivity and access. All these factors force us to expand the possibilities and prospects of ‘Right to Education’, and collectively contribute for the betterment of the field and facilitate its process, in order for it to sustain in the post COVID times.
Post COVID19 Education has Increased emphasis on the student and youth participation
The Commission urges professionals involved in the sector of education to encourage students and prioritize their participation in order to provide solid and efficient education. The COVID 19 pandemic has put a big question mark on the aspect of active student participation. The lack of digital accessibility has posed a great problem regarding this, and it is in many ways the responsibility of the teachers and professors involved to collectively encourage students to actively participate in classroom education in order to contribute towards a more holistic development of students and youth.
The human Right to Education should not be compromised in the wake of the pandemic and must be protected at all costs. In the post COVID world, there will be an essential need to close the chasms that repeated lockdowns and quarantines have created and school and administration must come up with support systems, help lines and integration programs in order to overcome this. The mental health and well-being of students is another factor that must be considered in the process.
Considering all these reasons, encouragement of students to actively participate in earning is one of the most effective ways that will help students and teachers to navigate through education in the post COVID times, and help in the sustaining of the education sector.
Free and Open Space Technologies Rising During Post COVID19 Education
it is essential for communities, government and other organizations to come together and form certain arrangements so as to open platforms and spread educational resources to the public by undertaking certain steps for the sole purpose of making the learning process more easy and accessible.
The use of digital technology must be more accessible by providing portable digital devices, to make education possible in the pandemic. Organizations and communities must work together for the betterment and accessibility of education, in the post pandemic time as well. The importance of free and open space technologies will surely be one of the most widely used methods to navigate through education in the post COVID times.
Post COVID19 Education has strengthened public commitment
The pandemic has forced us to face the deep rooted challenges that humanity have faced and still faces. The opportunities are distributed unevenly across the world and it is only through a strengthened public commitment to education that will make it more feasible to everyone across the world, for the common good of the people. It is important to not only educate young children and youth but ‘public’ at large for the betterment of the community.
Public health and Public education are closely related and must be essentially collaborated for the betterment of the general populace. Therefore, it can be fairly noticed that it is only by strengthening the public commitment to education can we hope to navigate through the changing field of education in the post pandemic years.
The Importance of Scientific Literacy during & post COVID19
– It is important for stakeholders in the field of education to give importance and priority to scientific curriculum along with strong objectives to work towards with humanistic objectives, which explores and examines the relationship between knowledge and fact.
The COVID 19 pandemic has forced authorities to assess and investigate the current curriculum and prioritize the importance of scientific literacy and the role it plays in the overall holistic development of the students. The curriculum should be designed in such an integrated manner to be based on problems and themes which allow us to learn and live in peace in accordance with the common humanity.
The COVID 19, crisis has forced the administration to take necessary actions that are to be taken in the curriculum to establish the relationship between truth or fact and knowledge.
Some of the other ways to deal with the changing sector of education in the post pandemic times includes the prospect of teacher and professors collaboration, this is a remarkable innovation process that can encourage educators on the frontline to act collaboratively.
Another possible way is to fiercely protect the social spaces that are readily provided by the educational institutes and schools. COVID 19 has forced us to face our shortcomings and encouraged us to find new and improvised ways to navigate through the changing times. If the application of the above mentioned steps is successful it will surely assist in navigating the way through the changing faces of the education sector in post COVID 19 world.