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May 28, 2020 Thursday 06:54:46 PM IST

New study aims to learn the lessons of homeschooling

Parent Interventions

Parents who have been homeschooling their children are being called on to share their experiences for a new study being carried out by researchers at the University of Nottingham. Since 20th March, UK schools have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and learning has been carried out online at home. Researchers from the School of Medicine have launched an online survey to gain insight into parent’s experiences that can be used to formulate a blueprint for homeschooling in any future pandemics.

Dr Maddie Groom, Associate Professor in Applied Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience is leading the Nottingham study which is part of an international collaboration with researchers in Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands. The online survey is for parents of children of all ages and takes around 30 minutes to complete. It covers a range of questions about mental health and cognitive difficulties that parents or children may be struggling with - from what parents think about the school support and provision for homeschooling through to how homeschooling has affected family life.

To take part in the survey go to: https://bit.ly/3dy7BQL  

(Content Courtesy: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/news/new-study-aims-to-learn-the-lessons-of-homeschooling)