Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in late 2019, face-to-face lessons in classrooms have been supplanted by long periods of home-based online lessons in Hong Kong schools. During this challenging period of time, many schools, families, and students have struggled to cope with this New Normal of teaching and learning. Understandably, there are widespread concerns in Hong Kong society that student learning and wellbeing may have been adversely affected. It is therefore imperative to take stock of the impact of the New Normal on students’ learning and wellbeing.
Building on the strengths of the eCitizen Education 360 Project (2020) which has yielded valuable findings and practicable actions fruitfully used by stakeholders, this project, e360 (2022), is underpinned by the understanding that teaching and learning opportunities and outcomes during (and after) the fifth wave of school suspension are continuously influenced by a comprehensive range of factors (or enablers) at the school, teacher, parent, and student levels. By gathering information about students’ digital learning, wellbeing and relevant self-evaluation data available in schools, we aim to provide a comprehensive picture of students’ learning and socioemotional wellbeing after multiple waves of school suspension and to support different stakeholder communities including policy-makers in developing evidence-based action plans that build capacity and resilience to support student learning in the New Normal.
We would like to invite local Hong Kong primary and secondary schools to participate in the study. If your school is interested to participate, please click in this link for more details.
Professor Nancy Law and her team won the Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Award 2021 for the project Co-creating a New Normal of Empowered Learning through Digital Citizenship Research. (Report 1, Report 2)
Learning and Assessment for Digital Citizenship (e-Citizenship) Project is funded by the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China, under its Theme-based Research Scheme [Project No. T44-707/16-N] and jointly conducted by researchers from The University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The preparation of this report was overseen by the Project Coordinator, Nancy Law.
eCitizen Education 360 (2022) is supported by The D. H. Chen Foundation, the Growth Partner and Funder.
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