HBL or Home-Based Learning will be introduced for all Primary and Special Education (SPED) schools from September 27 to October 6, according to the Ministry of Education (MOE), in order to safeguard younger children who are not yet medically eligible for vaccination. Children in Singapore are facing a future in which online courses will almost certainly be a component of the educational experience. Because of social distancing, it was necessary to learn remotely, using technology. This will be a novel experience for many people. It’s not easy to turn a house into a school setting.
Many instructors, parents, and students were required to improve their digital literacy—and many did so quickly. Here are some suggestions to assist your child adjust to Home-Based Learning in Singapore, so that you can make the most of the situation.
1. Establish a learning environment for your youngster
Is there a dedicated space for your youngster to attend his or her online classes? If your child is learning full-time through Zoom from home, it is critical that you provide a calm, clutter-free environment for him or her. It is possible, for example, to transform the kitchen table into a learning station.
When your youngster is working on schoolwork, turn off the television and remove all glasses, salt and pepper shakers, and other culinary utensils from the room. After lunch, remove the school supplies from the table and repurpose it as a kitchen table for dinner. Why is it vital to declutter your workspace before you begin online learning? Kids can concentrate better if their environment is less cluttered.
2. Minimize the number of distractions
Distractions abound in our homes, including video games, computer games, social media, television, toys, and pets. Make a list of the items that cause your youngster to become distracted when they are doing online classes. Then figure out how to keep them under control during online learning time. Is the dog, for example, a significant source of distraction? If that’s the case, is it possible to keep the dog in a separate room while your youngster is working on schoolwork?
Are video games and social media a significant source of distraction? During instructional time, you might want to consider blocking them on your child’s device. Another option to keep your child away from internet temptations is to turn off the Wi-Fi and/or cellular service once they have downloaded an assignment to help them concentrate on the job.