ELEMENTARY EDUCATION IN REAL AND VIRTUAL LIFE IN COVID-19: ANALYSIS OF PRESENT AND FUTURE LEARNING
Keywords:Coronavirus, COVID-19, Education, Online learning, School education, Technology, PTV
In Pakistan, educational institutions are presently solely focused on traditional methods of instruction, that is, the typical classroom face-to-face
lectures. While several teaching units have now begun mixed learning, many of them are still struggling with old practices. The unexpected breakout
of COVID-19, a serious infection transmitted by the Coronavirus, shocked the whole world. The education system around the globe was threatened by
this situation and compelled teachers to move to an online teaching mode at once. Accordingly, numerous initiatives have been implemented by the
Department of School Education to introduce policies of social exclusion, and online instruction is accompanied by rapid curriculum transformation
in the context of the Tele School Program (PTV) etc. Digital content is more comfortable, since it will offer a diverse and lively atmosphere for teaching
and learning. However, the curriculum development is required to occur immediately without adequate planning due to lack of time. The information
gathered was analyzed and recommendations were forwarded on the basis of the study findings to serve as an input for forthcoming plans and policies
and to enhance the efficiency of teaching learning practices in similar circumstances. Hence, it is recommended that government should provide all
facilities regarding virtual learning for the future and also training by conducting workshops and seminars on modern lines to make them able to
utilize modern techniques.
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