SWS: 89% of families say blended learning harder than face-to-face classes
MANILA, Philippines — Eighty-nine percent of families with enrolled school-age members said the current blended learning system is more difficult than face-to-face learning, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showed.
In its survey released March 13, SWS said 61 percent of the respondents said the blended learning system is “much more difficult” compared to face-to-face learning while 28 percent said it is “somewhat more difficult,” giving a total of 89 percent.
Meanwhile, 6 percent of families with currently enrolled school-age members said blended learning is easier to pass than face-to-face learning.
The survey also noted that 92 percent of those surveyed in the Visayas region, 90 percent in Metro Manila, 88 percent in Mindanao, and 87 percent in Luzon, said that the current blended learning system is more difficult compared to face-to-face.
Expenses and time in blended learning
The survey also showed that 45 percent of families with enrolled school-age members said their expenses are lower in the blended learning system while 37 percent said their expenses were higher.
Seventeen percent, meanwhile, said it was neither higher nor lower.
Meanwhile, 60 percent of families with enrolled school-age members also said they allot more time now to teach and guide children in the blended learning system than in the traditional face-to-face system.
On the other hand, 28 percent said they give less time now while the remaining 11 percent said the amount of time they give to assist children with their learning is neither more nor less now.
Asked who assists children in studying their lessons, 57 percent said it is the mother of the student, while 13 percent said it is the siblings.
The survey was conducted from November 21 to 25 in 2020, using face-to-face interviews of 1,500 adults nationwide, with sampling error margins of ±2.5% for national percentages.
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