The education methods have been changing drastically, considering the alterations we experience in our daily lives. Yet the topic of online learning remains controversial as some people see its numerous advantages while others believe its drawbacks are more significant. Still, is it more beneficial for children and adolescents to develop studying at home or among their peers? Personally, I would argue that online education is helpful or reasonable in primary and secondary schools.
Evidently, the forced transition into remote learning has happened due to the pandemic. However, now the problem is steadily decreasing in significance, meaning there are fewer health risks for students at schools. I would also argue that this type of learning is effective since it is challenging for teachers to control whether students are paying attention during the lesson from their laptops. Derek Newton (2022) claims that the most valuable part of learning at school is that children and teenagers not only study many subjects but recognize how to communicate with each other. As if the development of social skills is not enough, they also discover how to solve complicated problems to show outstanding academic results. Thus, it is not fair to say that schools are only meant to teach how to solve equations and write essays; the educational process is much more complex than that.
Consequently, I would argue that remote learning is more beneficial than studying at school. Even though everyone finds something helpful or advantageous about learning at home, it is still not as effective as it might seem. Therefore, it is critical for students to go to schools not only to be intelligent but to develop social and problem-solving skills among their peers.
Newton, D. (2022). Another bad report card for remote, online learning. Forbes.