The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the largest disruption of education in history, having already had a near-universal impact on learners and teachers around the world. The disruptions caused to everyday life meant that as many as 40 million children worldwide have missed out on early childhood education in their critical pre-school year. They thus missed a stimulating and enriching environment, learning opportunities, social interaction.
On the other hand, this crisis has stimulated innovation within the education sector. In the Pre Schools of Ahmedabad, we have seen innovative approaches in support of education and training continuity. Distance learning solutions were developed thanks to quick responses by the Pre-primary schools of Ahmedabad for the little ones.
Six months later, all the top schools of Ahmedabad are all still running, unfamiliar in many ways and identical in many. The best CBSE schools in Ahmedabad have focussed on the main objective of delivering just the right amount of knowledge, communicate with the right message supported by the right data and collaborate more with the families sitting at the other end.
The massive efforts made in a short time for responding to the disruptions in the education system remind us that changes previously considered difficult or impossible to implement have been achieved by the teachers after all. The schools have seized an opportunity to find new ways to address the learning crisis in simple ways and bring about a set of sustainable solutions to impart knowledge, without waiting for physical re-opening.
The phrase that stands absolutely true for them is, a stitch in time saves nine, telling us that it is always better to deal with the problem in its early stages so as to prevent it from getting worse. When this storm passes, schools will have evolved with this experience.