Teaching & Learning in COVID-19 times
- Future Students
- Current Students
- Research and Teaching
- Partners and Community
- About JCU
- Celebrating 50 Years
- Anton Breinl Research Centre
- Agriculture Technology and Adoption Centre
- Living on Campus
- Advanced Prawn Breeding Research Hub
- Advanced Analytical Centre
- Applying to JCU
- Australian/NZ Students
- Australian Lions Stinger Research
- Boating and Diving
- Australian Tropical Herbarium
- Careers at JCU
- Association of Australian University Secretaries
- Careers and Employability
- Australian Quantum & Classical Transport Physics Group
- Centre for Tropical Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology
- About CASE
- InPlace Login
CASE Student Resources
- Field Education
- Indigenous Teacher Education
- Creative Arts forms & manuals
- Work Integrated Learning
Postgraduate Study and Research
- HDR student resources
- Humanities and Creative Arts research
- Education research
- Social Science research
- Social Work research
- Preparing your thesis
- Research Data Management
- Contact Us
- College of Business, Law and Governance
- College of Healthcare Sciences
- College of Medicine and Dentistry
- College of Science and Engineering
- COVID-19 Advice
- Cyclone Testing Station
- Daintree Rainforest Observatory
- Diploma of Higher Education
- Discover Nature at JCU
- Division of Research and Innovation
- Division of Tropical Environments and Societies
- Division of Tropical Health and Medicine
- Staff Intranet
- Economic Geology Research Centre
- Elite Athletes
- Foundation for Australian Literary Studies
- Gender Equity Action and Research
- Give to JCU
- Information for JCU Cairns Graduates
- Graduate Research School
- JCU Ideas Lab
- Indigenous Education and Research Centre
- Indigenous Legal Needs Project
- IT Services
- Information for Agents
- International Students
- JCU College
- JCU Connect
- JCU Contact Information
- JCU Eduquarium
- JCU Global Experience
- JCU Motorsports
- JCU Prizes
- JCU Sport
- Language and Culture Research Centre
- Marine Geophysics Laboratory
- New Students
- Off-Campus Students
- Office of the Provost
- Office of the Vice Chancellor and President
- Open Day
- Outstanding Alumni Awards
- Parents and Partners
- Pathways to University
- Planning and Performance
- Planning for your future
- Professional Experience Placement
- Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Vascular Disease
- Rapid Assessment Unit
- Researcher Development Portal
- Safety and Wellbeing
- Scholarships @ JCU
- Strategic Procure to Pay
- Student Equity and Wellbeing
- TQ Maths Hub
- Unicare Centre and Unicampus Kids
- VAVS Home
- Work Health and Safety
- WHOCC for Vector-borne & NTDs
- Australian Institute of Tropical Health & Medicine
A qualitative survey-based research project about the innovation, novel partnerships, and enhanced questions of access in teaching and learning practices due to COVID-19 precautionary measures.
|Duration:||May to December 2020|
|Funding:||With financial support from internal JCUS funding for RA|
|Key Words:||Teaching and learning, early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, education, COVID-19|
On the 11th March 2020, the World Health Organisation characterised the COVID-19 virus spread as a pandemic (WHO, 2020), and to reduce the spread of the virus many national governments have issued directives enforcing university, college, school and early childhood settings closures, or restricting grouping and social distancing practices whilst they remain open. Teachers across all sectors have significantly reconfigured their teaching and practices at very short notice.
In addition, as teaching and learning is now largely contained to people’s homes, families have become much more involved in facilitating education programs especially for early childhood and primary aged children. Teachers are on the front line “rapidly mobilising and innovating to facilitate quality distance learning for students in confinement, with or without the use of digital technologies” (International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030, 2020). They are also key communicators about how the virus spreads and how to keep safe and supported. These changes in education are global, urgent and look to alter education practices from this point onwards.
It is a time of rapid innovation, novel partnerships, and enhanced questions of access, requiring urgent documentation and analysis to produce reports, case studies, guides and other resources to support teaching and learning within these less familiar social configurations.
The projects seeks to:
- listen to teacher voices and stories about their work and their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic (through and online survey), and
- bring teacher voices into the collation of strategies to inform education responses.
The project has approval from the James Cook University Human Research Ethics Committee (approval no.H8090).
To read more about this project and the researchers involved, click here.
Ghebreyesus, T. A. (2020). WHO Director-General's opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 - 11 March 2020. Retrieved from https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-opening-remarks-at-the-media-briefing-on-covid-19---11-march-2020
International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 (2020, 27 March). Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak Call for Action on Teachers. Retrieved from https://www.globalpartnership.org/news/response-covid-19-outbreak-call-action-teachers?utm_source=gpe_social_en&utm_medium=twitter_en&utm_campaign=announcement
- JCU, Singapore
- Griffith University
- Central Queensland University
- Australian Catholic University
- Melbourne University
- Monash University
- Victoria University, Wellington
- University of Wyoming
Principal Investigator –
Louise Phillips will be key contact for the study, main writer of project design and ethics application, overseeing survey distribution, and collation. Lead collator and analyst of data from early childhood and primary teachers in Singapore and Australia.
Dr Chris Campbell (Griffith University & President of ASCILITE (Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education) will create and manage the Qualtrics survey and lead Tertiary sector recruit and contribute to analysis and results dissemination.
Associate Professor Susan Davis (Central Queensland University) will be a key contact for arts educators in Australia, in particular for drama and performing arts, (mostly in secondary education sector) overseeing survey distribution to arts education networks, collation and analysis.
Dr Melissa Cain (Australian Catholic University) will coordinate recruitment of teachers in International schools and teachers of vision impaired students, along with contributing to analysis and results dissemination.
Dr Kate Coleman (Melbourne University) will recruit art and design educators and lead website design and management, along with contributing to analysis and results dissemination.
Dr Geraldine Burke (Monash University) will recruit primary teachers (primarily in the arts) and University lecturers in Victoria Australia, and contribute to analysis and results dissemination.
Associate Professor Jenny Ritchie (Victoria University, Wellington) will recruit early childhood and primary teachers in New Zealand, collect data for the NZ context and contribute to analysis and results dissemination.
Professor Cynthia Brock (University of Wyoming) will complete the IRB with University of Wyoming; send the survey out to school districts, literacy listservs, etc.; collect the data for the US context, and work with graduate assistants and contribute to analysis and results dissemination.
Dr Esther Joosa (Independent Researcher) will recruit special education teachers in Singapore on the effect of COVID 19 and home-based learning for students with special needs and contribute to analysis and results dissemination.
Associate Professor Louise Gwenneth Phillips PhD SFHEA
Coordinator of Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
James Cook University, Singapore