Louis Derrac

Consultant et formateur spécialisé dans les domaines de l’éducation et de la culture numérique

  • In Denmark, the Rarest of Sights : Classrooms Full of Students - The New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/17/world/europe/denmark-schools-coronavirus.html

    Des enfants heureux de retrouver leurs camarades :

    “It is so nice to see my best friend again!” said Maja Petersen, a 7-year-old first grader coloring the red bits of the Danish flag.

    “He’s happy to be back,” she said. “We’re happy he’s back.”

    Mise en garde de l’OMS vs santé économique :

    The World Health Organization has cautioned countries like Denmark against reopening their societies too quickly for fear of reviving the pandemic before it is properly stamped out

    Elsewhere in Denmark, these concerns led some parents to create Facebook groups protesting the reopening of schools, fearing their children were being sacrificed to save the Danish economy.

    Sur la réorganisations des écoles :

    To stop the spread of infection, parents weren’t allowed inside. Teachers couldn’t gather in the staff room. The children each now had their own desks, marooned two yards away from their nearest neighbor. During recess, they could play only in small groups. And by the time the school shut again at 2 p.m., they had all washed their hands at least once an hour for the past six hours.

    The school’s floors have been covered with new markings, showing pupils how far apart they have to stand. Hand-washing has become a part of the school routine

    These changes have been guided by the government, but the government’s instructions have sometimes changed on an hourly basis. “Sometimes, we get an order at 9, and then at 10 we get a new one,” said Mr. Christensen, the deputy head.

    Des plus petits groupes d’enfants, qui vivent en silo :

    Those teachers now work with only one small group throughout the day, rather than several bigger ones, and their students play only with children from their own class.

    The increase in the number of classes means teachers have more to do and fewer assistants to help them do it. If they need a brief break, they can call on a small three-person team to mind their classrooms for a few minutes. But they can no longer rely on a teaching assistant to shoulder their burden for longer periods, since the assistants are often now teaching their own classes.

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