Personalisation the biggest challenge of remote learning, say school leaders

New survey of heads reveals personalised teaching is the main challenge in education during the pandemic, followed by engaging students

New research from Renaissance has found that personalised teaching is the biggest challenge of remote learning, according to school leaders.

The survey was completed by 1,147 people, mainly headteachers (52%), deputy/department heads (28%) and teachers (9%) from state and independent schools*.

Twenty-eight percent of respondents said tailoring work and assessment to meet individual pupil needs was the biggest challenge, closely followed by engaging students (25%).

Renaissance are urging teachers to adopt a broader suite of online tools that supports both at home and in school learning

Over two-thirds of respondents (68%) said they have adopted new home learning tools.

Online quizzes and assessment have proved the most popular online tool (39%), followed by e-books (31%), then videos and online learning platforms (23%).

With a potential phased school return on 1 June for some year groups, many schools will soon be carrying out both remote learning and physical learning in the classroom.

Renaissance are urging teachers to adopt a broader suite of online tools that supports both at home and in school learning, and enables them to offer personalised teaching for different ability levels, which in turn will help to more effectively engage students.

 

*The respondents were from primary and secondary schools across the UK and Ireland. The survey took place between 15-23 April.

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