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Case Studies: Online Learning in Primary Schools during the Pandemic

You or your representatives are cordially invited to cover an online press conference on Wednesday (15 December), at which The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) will announce the findings of a recent study on online learning in primary schools during the pandemic, addressing the parental stress and difficulties when supporting children in online learning.


According to the latest survey conducted by the Department of Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) at EdUHK, more than 80% of primary school parents felt stressed when supporting their children in online learning during the pandemic. In particular, lower-income families were less likely to engage in their children’s online learning due to a lack of digital resources and skills.


The EPL conducted the survey in two phases from 17 February to 15 November 2021. In the first phase, the research team sent the questionnaire to all government and aided primary schools in Hong Kong and collected 141 schools' responses to examine the overall implementation of online learning in schools. Next, the team purposively selected eight schools for a case study to explore the challenge all parties faced at home and school during the pandemic. In total, 2,630 questionnaires were received and in-depth interviews were conducted with 139 stakeholders in primary schools, including principals, teachers, parents and students. 


Speaking at the press conference will be Head of EPL Dr Darren Bryant and Assistant Professor of EPL Dr Trevor Lee Tsz-lok. Other details are as follows:  


Date:15 December 2021 (Wednesday)
Time:11 am - 12 pm
Language: Cantonese (with some English)
How to connect:ZOOM