Using the home school experience to improve our online delivery

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This interactive discussion session aligns with the conference themes of innovation and quality and future-focus. The session aims to encourage both those who have been involved in home schooling and those who are interested in the journey, to share and reflect on what has been our key learnings from the process and how we can apply this to our current and future students. Drawing on literature from student engagement and connection (Shin, 2003, Stone & O’Shea, 2019, Stone, 2014, Devlin & McKay, 2017) and the student experience during COVID (Attree, 2021, Martin, 2020) participants will be encouraged to reflect on online pedagogy, technology and engagement practices they experienced and discuss the implications for their own teaching practice. Through a collaborative, interactive engaging session we aim to share ideas and identify some best practice approaches for enhancing connection and learning in a disrupted world. The intended outcome for participants is to gain insight into effective online delivery and pedagogical approaches for both our current and future students. Talking points for discussion include: • What pedagogical approaches were most effective for your home-schoolers' learning? • What technology challenges did you/your home-schooler experience? How does this correlate to challenges experienced by yourself and your uni students? • How did teachers (and schools) effectively integrate technology into their learning? What worked and what didn’t? Did this depend on the demographic of the classroom / school / child? What can we learn from this and apply in our own online classrooms? • What aspects of home school might you integrate into your online delivery to enhance connection and learning? • How will ‘online home schooling’ potentially impact future university students?
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2021
EventCS EdX 2021: Connecting in a disruptive world - online
Duration: 17 Nov 202119 Nov 2021


ConferenceCS EdX 2021
OtherOur learning and teaching conference this year is happening online from 17-19 November. The event will run from 9:30am to 1:00pm each day and will also incorporate some on campus activity on day two providing additional ways for people to connect. We invite you to reflect on, share ideas, experiences and practice of how we connect in a continually disrupted world aligned to four streams:

Future focussed
Innovation and quality
No limits
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