says Micha de Winter, Professor of Pedagogy at Utrecht University in news hour Today. “If you look from an educational perspective and the interests of pupils and students, you have to keep your fingers off this button. School closures are a really black symbol.” De Winter says it’s really the last thing you should do. In the discussion about lockdown, he missed the question of what needs to be done to make education safer. Now it is either open or closed.
“The consequences are very dire. Children at the bottom of the education ladder are falling further and further back,” says de Winter, who would like to follow the line of ECDC, the European RIVM. The European Early Childhood Center (ECDC) says schools should remain open, but measures such as keeping distance, more ventilation and distributing the time students go home or have a break should be taken.
De Winter thinks it’s a good idea to talk to the kids about what you can do to make the situation at school safer. “Children believe that it is important for education to continue. They will think about it and devise measures with each other and with the teacher. Actively involve the children in this.”
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