90% Schoolteachers Noticed Increase In Workload During The Pandemic | Survey

Countingwell Survey reveals 54 per cent of the teachers believe that education and learning apps complement classroom teaching.

Around 400 teachers from across the country took part in the online survey conducted by Countingwell during the International Maths Premier League, a five-week virtual competition hosted by the edtech startup. 

The survey focused on middle-school teachers from across India and tried to analyse various aspects such as changes in teachers' workload and what tools can help teachers reduce it, the most efficient teaching method, and the rise of learning deficit in students.

Some of the findings

School going students are not the only ones to find the transition to online classes on account of the pandemic difficulty. A new survey among school teachers by India’s leading Maths learning app Countingwell has revealed that 9 out of 10 (90 per cent) teachers have seen a significant increase in their workload during the pandemic. 

When asked about their daily workload and how it has been affected by online classes, nearly 45 per cent of the respondents reported an increase in work north of 2 hours per day. However, about one-third (30 per cent) of the respondents feel that ready-made lesson plans and worksheets can help reduce this workload. Additionally, 54 per cent of the respondents believe that learning apps aid them with tools and complement online classroom learning.

Over 83 per cent of school teachers also believe that the reduced syllabus, lack of classroom learning and reduced student interaction has resulted in a learning deficit among students. On the other hand, 65.5 per cent of the teachers supported a blended mode of learning (a mix of online and offline classes) and believed it to be more effective. Only 10 per cent of the teachers believed that a purely online teaching model was effective, and 25 per cent continue to favour an offline-only teaching model.

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