Remote Learning: Review, Key Principles and Guidance: DfE and Ofsted
The DfE have released the ‘Review your Remote Education Provision’ framework. This framework aims to help MAT leaders, system leaders, school leaders and governors to:
- identify the strengths and areas for improvement in their school or trust’s remote education provision
- find resources (including training), guidance and networks to help them improve their provision
What is the gov.uk definition of remote education?
- Remote education: a broad term encompassing any learning that happens outside of the classroom, with the teacher not present in the same location as the pupils.
- Digital remote education: often known as online learning - remote learning delivered through digital technologies.
- Blended learning: a mix of face-to-face and remote methods. An example would be the ‘flipped classroom’, where main input happens remotely (for example through video), while practice and tutoring happen in class.
- Synchronous education: this is live; asynchronous education is when the material is prepared by the teacher and accessed by the pupil at a later date.
Here are links to specific aspects of the guidance:
- Some common myths about remote education
- Remote education is a way of delivering the curriculum
- Keep it simple
- When adapting the curriculum, focus on the basics
- Feedback, retrieval practice and assessment are more important than ever
- The medium matters (a bit)
- Live lessons aren’t always best
- Engagement matters, but is only the start