Skip to main content

Lockdown Learning: COVID-19’s Learning-From-Home Impact on K-2 Teachers’ Professional Practice and Wellbeing

2021239

SERAP Report

Natalie Hurst

Yes

This study will explore/examine how Covid-19 impacted the professional practice, identity and coping skills of K-2 teachers in NSW public schools. Adopting a qualitative methodology, the proposed study will recruit 8-10 public school teachers who taught full-time Kindergarten to Year 2 in 2020 and experienced the challenges of the Covid-19 learning from home period, Participates will take part in a 40 minute interview by Zoom or in person. The proposed research will add to existing research by offer real-world teacher perspectives of the impact on their professionalism, identity, coping skills, and general wellbeing in 2020. Findings from this research may influence how principals and members of the NSW Department of Education's Executives manage staff wellbeing and professional practice protocols moving forward with or without a global crisis. Additionally, the study will provide an Australian, local perspective of how teachers dealt with the challenges of the COVID-19 learning-from-home period and contribute to the growing international body of research.

Title File name/URL File type & size Date Description
Lockdown Learning: COVID-19’s Learning-From-Home Impact on K-2 Teachers’ Professional Practice and Wellbeing SERAP_2021239_Report_-_Lockdown_Learning_-_COVID-19’s_Learning-From-Home_Impact_on_K-2_Teachers’_Professional_Practice_and_Wellbeing_-_Hurst.pdf SERAP_2021239_Report_-_Lockdown_Learning_-_COVID-19’s_Learning-From-Home_Impact_on_K-2_Teachers’_Professional_Practice_and_Wellbeing_-_Hurst.pdf 796 KB [pdf] 02-May-2022 Report