In the wake of a natural disaster or other emergency, children are often forced to flee their homes and miss out on vital education. This can have a profound and long-lasting impact on their future prospects.
The Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) recognizes several alternative programs or strategies to provide education to students for whom the traditional mode of delivery is not possible, available, or effective.
Alternative education options are implemented in response to a variety of challenges, such as overcrowding, teacher shortages, lack of instructional materials, and remoteness or inaccessibility of schools. In the aftermath of a calamity, communities may suffer from any or all of the above, which points to the potential of such programs to sustain learning. Indeed, teachers are often forced to innovate the way they organize learning after a calamity, even if they are not formally trained in using a particular alternative education program.
In the time of the COVID-19 health crisis, thousands of schools around the world have physically shut down to prevent the spread of the virus. Education sectors globally have resorted to different alternative education options to ensure that education will continue amidst the pandemic. This is where education in emergencies training comes in.
Such training helps provide educators with the skills and knowledge needed to adapt their teaching methods in order to deliver quality education in emergency and conflict zones. Through our education in emergencies PDF, educators can learn how to adapt their lessons for delivery via distance learning platforms, how to deal with psychological trauma, and how to manage stress and anxiety.
The Alternative Education in Emergencies Resource Kit is an 11-module knowledge product that provides guidance for teachers and school administrators on how alternative and flexible learning options can help sustain quality learning after a disaster, and how they can be adapted to suit a range of contexts and evolving needs as communities gradually recover to normalcy.
SEAMEO INNOTECH’s Alternative Education in Emergencies Modules is designed to provide educators with practical tools and resources for teaching in emergency situations. The kit includes a teacher’s guide, a student workbook, and a set of DVDs. The guide provides an overview of the skills and knowledge needed to teach in emergency situations, and the workbook includes activities and exercises to help students learn in an environment that may be unfamiliar or dangerous.
The DVDs provide video footage of actual emergency situations, allowing educators to see how they can be effectively handled. With these tools, SEAMEO INNOTECH’s Resource Kit provides a comprehensive approach to teaching in emergency situations.
In today’s world, education is more important than ever. Unfortunately, emergencies and natural disasters can disrupt even the best-laid plans. With the SEAMEO INNOTECH Resource Kit, educators can be confident that they are prepared to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow head-on.
Download our Education in Emergencies PDF today and equip yourself with the skills you need to weather any calamity.
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