Experiences of Pre-Primary Education Teachers in Assessing Children's Achievements and Progress in Distance Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aida Norvilienė, Sada Ramanauskienė, Neringa Strazdienė, Rasa Braslauskienė, Reda Jacynė
2021 Regional Formation and Development Studies  
The Covid-19 pandemic posed new challenges and opportunities for participants in education. The following article reveals the experiences of pre-primary education teachers in assessing children's achievements and progress in distance education during the first lockdown of the Covid-19 pandemic. The qualitative research involved 15 pre-primary education teachers who worked remotely in the spring of 2020. The method of semi-structured interview was chosen. The continuity of education was found to
more » ... be maintained. All activities were transferred to distance education by emphasising the opportunity for parents to engage, interest and motivate children. Various tools for distance education were used: online platforms and social networks, general digital software, and specialised software for the creation and demonstration of teaching materials. The assessment of children's achievements and progress in distance education is seen by teachers as a complex process that requires a high level of parental involvement. KEY WORDS: Covid-19 pandemic, pre-primary education, distance education, assessment of children's achievements and progress. JEL CODES: I21, I25.
doi:10.15181/rfds.v34i2.2251 fatcat:i5qf5qepsbfctopd4dz6y6g3ma