Proceedings of The 2nd World Conference on Research in Teaching and Education
The Impact of Covid-19 on Learning Routines – The Perspective of the Pakistani Parents for Primary and Secondary Students
This study aimed at accessing the impact of Covid-19 on students’ learning routines. The study employed a Descriptive survey design in which 08 item questionnaires was administered to 150 respondents mainly students’ parents and teachers of SZABIST (Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science & Technology) Primary and Secondary Schools in different cities of Sindh PakistanThe study employed simple random sampling technique in selecting the respondents for the study. The study revealed some challenges students & parents encounter in the close down of schools due to the outbreak of the pandemic Covid-19.Students are unable to study effectively at home thus, making the online system of learning very ineffective. Again, parents are incapable of assisting their wards on how to access online learning platform, neither can they entirely supervise the learning of their children at home without any complications. Another component addressed in this study was about the role of parents and school in building up the character of students, their daily routines, discipline and social habits.It came to light that the pandemic really has had a negative impact on their learning as many of them are not used to effectively learn by themselves. As Pakistan is facing power failure and in remote cities access to internet is also a big challenge which had created more issues to the process. For e- learning challenge majority of the students had lack of the technical knowhow of these technological devices and applications. The study therefore recommends that students should be introduced to innovative and offline e-learning platforms to supplement classroom teaching and learning and also be of benefit to students who may not have access to internet connectivity. Parents are guided for working on students routines and timeline for their better performance.
Keywords: (e-learning, COVID-19, pandemic, outbreak, learning, teaching).