Ms Lim Jia Lih
Methodist National Primary School, Kapit, Sarawak, Malaysia
I am an elementary English and Science (Dual language Program) teacher in a rural school in Sarawak, Malaysia. I am passionate in literacy, children's literature and brain teaching theory. I am also a Silver Certified Teachers of Whole Brain Teaching of America.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, all institutions in Malaysia were ordered closed for face-to-face interaction for the second time from 9th November 2020 until 18th December 2020. Home-based learning (HBL) was introduced in place of face-to-face interaction in the school. Teachers were given freedom to choose the right mediums, either online or offline methods, to deliver the teaching and learning contents to the pupils. The aim of this research is to find out parents' guiding ability and electronic gadgets readiness for home-based learning. A total of 513 participants (parents) from a primary rural school in Kapit, Sarawak, in Malaysia took part in this research. Quantitative and qualitative methods were used to collect data from the participants. The results showed that 81.5% (m=4.2) of parents were ready to guide their children’s work during HBL. However, the rate of handing in the assigned homework was disappointing at only 61.3%.