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June 20, 2021, 11:49:54 pm

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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #165 on: May 22, 2020, 02:34:28 pm »
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I feel like I'm the only one upset about this...? I'm bothered by the fact that VCAA said the exams will be December and now they suddenly decided to change that, are they not worried about the backlash they may receive?
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #166 on: May 22, 2020, 03:06:21 pm »
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I feel like I'm the only one upset about this...? I'm bothered by the fact that VCAA said the exams will be December and now they suddenly decided to change that, are they not worried about the backlash they may receive?
I can understand why you may be upset, but you should also note that VCAA has cut down at least a few weeks content from each subject's study designs, which makes up for the fact that the exams are a bit earlier than the expected date. I don't actually think VCAA confirmed that exams were in December - that was just an estimate but was it never explicitly stated that they would definitely occur in December. I doubt they'd receive much backlash, because from what I can see the decision has been well-received overall, although I can definitely see a group of people not being happy with this. No matter what decision VCAA makes, there will always be supporters and opposers anyway. I guess the only thing you can do is change your mindset and power on. There's also the positives too - more holidays and an earlier ATAR! :D
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #167 on: May 22, 2020, 04:09:42 pm »
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #168 on: May 23, 2020, 11:24:38 pm »
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The new GAT date doesn't help those who have trial exams in the same month (unless you see this as an opportunity for individual growth). If alterations aren't made, its time to brace for impact
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #169 on: May 24, 2020, 03:49:22 am »
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I am so excited to return to school, screw online learning. Honestly this whole Corona-Virus mumbo jumbo screwed me up a bit. My chemistry is like weeks behind, I did almost nothing for chemistry this whole term  :-\ :-\
Thank god I did well in some of my other subjects or else I might have to repeat this year again.
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #170 on: May 24, 2020, 11:54:23 pm »
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My chemistry is like weeks behind

omg literally same, I'm so annoyed at how my teacher decided to teach chemistry during remote learning, especially I found chemistry so challenging
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« Reply #171 on: May 25, 2020, 07:51:02 pm »
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omg literally same, I'm so annoyed at how my teacher decided to teach chemistry during remote learning, especially I found chemistry so challenging
Oh boy same here, the videos recorded were so long. Legit the videos went for well over an hour and I just can't focus for that long. Chemistry was such a challenge during remote learning and honestly I think once I return to school my teacher is gonna be super mad. I barely did any work for chemistry for those 6 weeks in remote learning and I did nothing during the school holidays either. Opps
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« Reply #172 on: May 25, 2020, 08:49:21 pm »
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Oh boy same here, the videos recorded were so long. Legit the videos went for well over an hour and I just can't focus for that long. Chemistry was such a challenge during remote learning and honestly I think once I return to school my teacher is gonna be super mad. I barely did any work for chemistry for those 6 weeks in remote learning and I did nothing during the school holidays either. Opps

I'm in the same boat but for English!
English is hard enough for me as it is and I just went straight downhill during remote learning  :'(
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #173 on: May 26, 2020, 09:44:19 am »
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I'm in the same boat but for English!
English is hard enough for me as it is and I just went straight downhill during remote learning  :'(
Oh ouch, remote learning honestly was a pain in the ass for many people. I have a feeling those who do science and math subjects are disadvantaged because of remote learning, it is so hard to ask questions online and you don't get as much attention.
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #174 on: May 26, 2020, 01:17:20 pm »
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Oh ouch, remote learning honestly was a pain in the ass for many people. I have a feeling those who do science and math subjects are disadvantaged because of remote learning, it is so hard to ask questions online and you don't get as much attention.

And this doesn't apply for other subjects?? lmao

I think people who do performing/visual arts and technology subjects, those that require specific resources from the school and actual face-to-face interactions would be so much more disadvantaged.

Thought I'd jump in as an outsider from the high school experience of COVID-19. Both points raised here are correct. Remote learning was never going to be a perfect alternative to in-person teaching. I completely see how every discipline can be impacted negatively by this pandemic so I think it's important to not invalidate each others' learning experiences because everyone is facing their own versions of hardship and struggle. While both of what you two have said hold truth and weight in their own ways, I don't think it's worth debating over this because to say certain subjects are more affected than others is how you start creating a hierarchy of subjects and prioritisation that's already a huge problem in the education system that we should steer away from contributing further to. Just something to think about because I think everyone is disadvantaged by the situation and we should all support one another, no matter what we are studying  :)


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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #175 on: July 07, 2020, 04:41:20 pm »
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Update for Victoria
- Year 11/12 in metropolitan Melbourne + Mitchell Shire + Specialist Schools will go back to school as normal for term 3. I believe this also includes year 10 and below for their specific VCE subject if they are undertaking any.
- Prep to year 10 have their school holidays extended by 1 week in order for public health officials to gain more data to make a decision (remote learning is a possibility).

Thoughts on this?

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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #176 on: July 07, 2020, 05:12:04 pm »
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Update for Victoria
- Year 11/12 in metropolitan Melbourne + Mitchell Shire + Specialist Schools will go back to school as normal for term 3. I believe this also includes year 10 and below for their specific VCE subject if they are undertaking any.
- Prep to year 10 have their school holidays extended by 1 week in order for public health officials to gain more data to make a decision (remote learning is a possibility).

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Honestly seems like the best thing they can do atm while trying to be the least disruptive to peoples education. Government is very much stuck between a rock and a hard place

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« Reply #177 on: July 07, 2020, 05:20:35 pm »
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From experience with the remote learning with both my youngest siblings (grades 2&3), if it goes back to that I just hope it is more than just worksheets that are hard to read because they're so faintly photocopied 😅 it was really hard to sustain their previous levels of enthusiasm for learning with that 🙈
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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #178 on: July 07, 2020, 05:22:58 pm »
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I think that sounds like a pretty good idea, but I believe rather than having a possibility of remote learning for Prep - Year 10, I think they should make it Year 1 - Year 9, because Year prep is essential for preparing kids the fundamentals of subjects, and Year 10 is neccessary to prepare students for VCE or whatever course they plan on doing.

If when remote learning is officially announced, you know it's almost the end of the school year, and you are probably going  but you should spend some time figuring out Google Calendar, and add it as a desktop app. Sync it with all your calendars if you can, and make sure you have notifications on your devices turned on only for that and the essentials. Make sure you spend a few minutes every Sunday evening and every workday morning making plans for the day. Punch in all your classes, and have the calendar schedule your other activities automatically. It might sound like  a lot of toil, but once you've made it work to your advantage it's super efficient and also super liberating because you can focus on the content of your studies or leisures instead of being on a panic rut.



I have no idea what that second paragraph is getting at, but my two cents:

I don't think they should add prep and year 10 - prep because kids are less likely to socially distance due to them being less likely to understand the gravity of what's going on, and year 10 because year 10 kinda doesn't matter? You could make the argument it's nice to have a preparation year before things get hectic re:VCE, but year 11 is honestly designed to be a practice year on what VCE is like, which is why I think keeping year 11 is a good idea

Otherwise, I think I'm a fan of the incoming restrictions? Idk, kinda hard to be a "fan", more like they just seem reasonable enough, I guess. There's not really much else they can do about it - I do hope people don't complain as much to Daniel Andrews about "how we should be allowed out" now that they know what happens if he does let people out prematurely and they don't follow social distancing 😏

From experience with the remote learning with both my youngest siblings (grades 2&3), if it goes back to that I just hope it is more than just worksheets that are hard to read because they're so faintly photocopied 😅 it was really hard to sustain their previous levels of enthusiasm for learning with that 🙈

Yeah look, they really should've put out some materials to help teachers learn to engage over the internet - or maybe teachers need to learn to be better at trying to engage over the internet. Who knows, hopefully the extra week of holidays can be used to help with this

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Re: COVID-19 and Education
« Reply #179 on: July 07, 2020, 05:42:27 pm »
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I'm mostly satisfied with this response. I'm aware of the difference in danger/risk of COVID-19 among children compared to adults but I still find it weird that we can't gather in groups of three outside school but then spend hours each day in one room with over 20 people.  :)
To be honest, I'm just happy that we aren't being sent home again, online SACs would have been an absolute nightmare.
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