Lessons gleaned from learning at home

A boy attending an online meeting using an iPad during home-based learning in May. Video-conferencing tools used in HBL can be a boon for shy kids, who feel less stage fright when speaking in class.
A boy attending an online meeting using an iPad during home-based learning in May. Video-conferencing tools used in HBL can be a boon for shy kids, who feel less stage fright when speaking in class. ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
As parents monitor their children during HBL, they may have gained insights into their young ones' learning styles and can give feedback to the teachers.
As parents monitor their children during HBL, they may have gained insights into their young ones' learning styles and can give feedback to the teachers.PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN FILE

Some parts of home-based learning have worked out well and could lead to students having a more enriching experience if applied to the physical classroom

As students of all levels returned to school this past week, it was announced that home-based learning (HBL) is here to stay.

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung said recently that online learning is set to become routine, suggesting that HBL could be held once a fortnight, for starters.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 05, 2020, with the headline 'Lessons gleaned from learning at home'. Print Edition | Subscribe