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UNESCO Advice: Sustaining Quality Outcomes in response to COVID-19



This guidance note from UNESCO entities including the IBE offers some key messages and practical tips for designing remote learning such as:
  • developing partnerships with NGOs and private companies to support online and remote learning;
  • Providing motivating digital and media content such as TV, radio and social media to reach out to all students including those lacking e-tools and connectivity; 
  • Organizing training for teachers (and parents) not familiar with the basics of remote learning;
  • Adjusting the curriculum and assessment for each age and stage of students;
  • Providing clear guidance for teachers, parents and students on what is most important in learning;
  • Coordinating and harmonising teaching approaches, homework and assessment;
  • Giving priority to learners who are to graduate, those with learning difficulties, and to learners at risk of dropping out of school for economic reasons;
  • Encouraging creative and motivating learning, for example, offering opportunities to: 
    • Explore current topics, novels, movies, painting, piece music; video making, GIFs and other social media means;
    • Enhance learners’ higher-order thinking skills, such as questioning, creativity and problem solving;
    • Encourage learners to be creative in their responses;
    • Develop important social and emotional skills, for instance empathy, working together, helping one another, being resilient and proactive, showing initiative and acting responsibly in the context of risk-taking and decision-making;
  • Planning for the after-crisis period, when schools will resume, and learners will need catch-up classes and refresher activities.