09 Aug 2021

New NESET ad hoc report on students’ perception of distance learning

NESET is excited to preset an ad hoc report “Distance learning from a student perspective”, which analyses how Covid-19 pandemic affected well-being of students and their perception of education. The report was prepared by Javier Diez-Palomar, Cristina Pulido and Beatriz Villarejo.

The report analyses available secondary data from 20 EU Member States and focuses on three main topics:

  • General sense of well-being during school closures;
  • Students’ perceptions of schooling during Covid-19;
  • Students’ perceptions of policy responses.

The authors find that the lockdown measures affected children’s mood, relationships with friends, motivation to study, mental and physical health, time management abilities, and their general perception towards education. The report shows that the effect the lockdown had on children depended on teachers’ motivation to continue their teaching activities online, availability of support from the family members, availability and use of digital technology, material conditions in which children live, and how other people around children addressed the lockdown measures.

You can find the full report in our Library.