​​Session 1: Experiences of teaching and learning during lockdown

This session focussed on sharing observations, feelings and lessons learned in regards to how teaching and learning has been kept up during lockdown and how it worked (or not) for students, teachers and parents from different contexts and countries. The questions for discussion were:

    1.  How effective has the experience of remote learning been? What technologies did you use? What opportunities and challenges did you experience?
    2.  How has remote learning shaped and possibly changed the learning community and relationships between students – teachers – parents?  

​Here is what speakers from the ASPnet community had to say about their experiences: 

Presentations of Speakers


"The challenges is that in using e-learning, we really rely on the internet connection and electricity"

Nanda Vania Qurratu Aini, Student, 17 years old, Indonesia 




"Remote learning has affected the emotional side of learning. I miss the warm-hearted interaction with a teacher and free time with my friends and classmates."

Nevenka Fadin, Student, 14 years old, Argentina 



"Based on the experience of TV lessons, we should consider looking at a model of flipped classrooms (TV lessons at home and at school can focus on complementing and discussing the topics addressed to focus on strengthening students's skills"

Ms Ganchimeg Jamba, English Teacher, Mongolia 



"I find that, as a mom, online education has allowed me to support my children and as a teacher, constitutes an opportunity to be explored in depth in the future. Its integration into the world of traditional schooling has become necessary."

Ghinwa Maassarani, Chemistry Teacher & Parent of two, Lebanon


"The government has to strengthen media literacy and civic education at all levels of education, so that we are prepared to deal with these issues. In Kenya, it has been a big challenge to parents. Most Kenyans living in towns … live in very poor conditions and the situation is now getting worse during this time."

Richard Iyaya, Teacher Educator and Parent, Kenya


​"It would be a big step forward if environmental and social considerations would be made central to economic recovery plans and -- just as important -- that issues related to sustainable development are given a much stronger emphasis in education systems around the world."

Katja Anger, ASPnet team, moderator, session 1