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A secondary school principal says online teaching requires attention and focus, and worries about students' lack of community life. (RTHK)

03/08/2020
  • A secondary school principal says cyber-teaching requires attention and worries about students' lack of group life. (RTHK photo)

     

    The Education Bureau announced that in response to the epidemic, schools will have to suspend face-to-face programmes and activities in the new school year until further notice.

     

    Lam Tat-ho, Principal of the CNEC Lau Wing Sang Secondary School in Chai Wan, is concerned that since the suspension of classes earlier, in the absence of group and campus life, the psychological quality of students may be affected. The school plans to contact the school principals to make a film and share with junior high school students their experience of learning at home; the class teacher will contact students and parents before the start of the school year, explaining the arrangements of the school and understanding the mood of the students, and, if necessary, will have a social worker follow up with counselling.

     

    Mr Lam mentioned that in launching online teaching, it was necessary to protect students' eye health and consider whether students had enough concentration, therefore, the class time would be shortened; at the same time, support would be provided to students with special learning needs or financial needs.

     

    In his view, the Administration had provided support in terms of policy and curriculum assessment, including the hope that HKEAA would make clear arrangements for the school-based assessment of the HKDSE Examination, etc., so as to enable schools to make an early response.