Due to the epidemic development in Macao, currently all classes of non-tertiary education remain suspended. In order to maintain students’ learning habits during class suspension, starting from next week, according to the actual school-based situations, schools can launch the home learning programme gradually in accordance with the relevant guidelines on teaching during class suspension in the School Operation Guide, and implement different types of home learning measures moderately. The Education and Youth Development Bureau (hereinafter referred to as the “DSEDJ”) stresses that schools should adopt the principles of “Focusing on adapting to learning and giving priority to consolidating the foundation”. Special consideration should be given to related home learning tasks, which should be based on those that students can complete on their own. Reasonable and appropriate arrangements should be made according to the learning environment and tools available. In addition, online learning is not advised to be implemented fully for students from Pre-Primary to Primary Three and in Special Education. Appropriate ways can be adopted to keep the aforementioned students learning.
The DSEDJ will maintain close communication with the health department and schools, carry out an ongoing assessment of the epidemic development, formulate plans for class resumption, and adjust various measures during class suspension, so as to maintain appropriate teaching and learning arrangements while safeguarding the health of teachers and students. If there are updates, announcement will be made in a timely manner.View gallery