One of the many claims against online teaching and learning is that it “throttles practice”.
In an argumentative paragraph of no more than 150 words, discuss to what extent you agree or disagree with this claim. Use at least two of your experiences as a student during the national lockdown to support your argument.
You may find the following questions useful to interrogate the given statement critically before you formulate your argument with relevant supporting details.
• What are the literal and connotative meanings of “throttle practice”?
• What were the key features of your online teaching and learning during lockdown? • Which online experiences benefitted you and how? • Which experiences disadvantaged you? • Does online teaching and learning “throttle practice’’?
Throttles practice literally mean to chock practice while connotatively mean hinder learning and teaching.
The Coronavirus has harmed practical lessons. Theoretical learning is more prevalent in digital education, whereas practical understanding. To ensure learners develop the requisite skills in their careers, entire instruction can include both theory and practicality was impossible for someone like me to combine my academics with professional knowledge due to the epidemic. Both social gatherings were prohibited due to the pandemic, including laboratory work, which is an essential aspect of my coursework. Additionally, according to my limited writing and communication skills, I could not respond to real questions through digital platforms. The majority of practical lessons necessitate skill repetition, which was not possible with the online classes. More so, Observing and learning from others during social interaction could be possible through practical lessons.