Supporting Learning at Home

Broadcast date: 31 October 2020

Multiple barriers

Multiple barriers

Many schools have been limited to having only half of their learners on site at a time. This means that almost all learners have to learn at home at one point or another.

Studies show, however, that just 51% of schools have been able to give learners work to complete at home, and that at only 40% of these schools have learners completed more than 50% of their work. This is partly due to the fact that only one in 10 families has internet access at home, and that many home environments are simply not conducive to self-study.

These barriers to home learning have placed added demands on teachers, who have to plan for learners living in a variety of different circumstances. Schools that don’t have textbooks for every learner have found this process especially difficult. It has also been tough on families who have had to try and equip their homes with the necessary study space and resources.

Find out more about the ways in which school leaders have overcome the challenges of home learning by listening to the podcast below.

Read the blog about this topic here.


Supporting Learning at Home

Listen to Phepha uFunde episode nine in full here:

Leading in Uncertainty - Covid-19 - Phepha uFunde

Advisory sites

Department of Basic Education

Psychological Society of South Africa
South African Depression and Anxiety Group
World Health Organization
South African Coronavirus Resource Portal

National Department of Health

Seed Education Trust