Unlocked Potential During Lockdown

The current world dynamic surrounding COVID-19 has resulted in unprecedented changes to our lives. With our schools under lockdown, we were presented with a unique opportunity to examine Learning From Home arrangements for students. We felt that Big Picture students were well placed to adjust to the changes and transition to the “new normal”. To investigate this, students, advisors and parents were consulted via surveys to determine the impact on student learning outcomes and well-being during this time. This report suggests the Big Picture Design for Learning and the dedication and support provided by advisors for our students were instrumental in the success of students adapting to the situation. It has been wonderful connecting with the Big Picture Community and examining their assessment of Learning From Home.

Dr Deborah Chadwick (June 2020)