Special courses for COVID-19 have been developed for schoolchildren
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine and the NGO Smart Education, with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, have developed distance biology courses on COVID-19 coronavirus infection.
Methodological recommendations for teachers and teaching materials for students are published on the NUSh website, the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science.
“Knowing as much as possible about the coronavirus means protecting yourself and your loved ones from the disease. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic that swept the world and Ukraine in particular, this knowledge is very important. We are grateful to our partners and experts for the development of the lesson, methodological and educational material that will help students and teachers to know as much as possible about the coronavirus and the fight against it, “said the actor. Minister of Education and Science Lyubomir Mandziy.
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The lesson introduces students to the means of transmission of the infection, gives practical advice on how to act during the pandemic of the new coronavirus and how to protect yourself. The material will help students learn more about COVID-19, understand the importance of social distance and personal hygiene through the prism of scientific knowledge. Information for students is provided according to the material learned at that time in biology lessons.
Four versions of lessons for students in classes 6-8 and 9-10 are developed. They are created with the possibility of driving them by video communication or without, under conditions of limited access to the Internet or to gadgets.
Each lesson contains guidelines for a biology teacher, as well as educational material for students – illustrations with explanations, interactive exercises, tests, training video. Students can do interactive tasks alone or with their parents.
The course author was Inna Demina, professor of biology, methodologist, co-author of the integrated course “Natural Sciences”. The UNICEF expert was Yekaterina Bulavinova, an infectious disease specialist, a medical specialist from the United Nations Children’s Fund.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru