When COVID-19 broke out at the beginning of 2020, all schools
across China postponed their new school terms. However, Shanghai Women's
Federation (SWF), together with Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences carried on
their well-known forum on familyeducation for five times via live broadcast on-line.
Professor Wu Ping,one of the lecturers from Tongji Hospital
attached to Tongji University, stressed during her talk on nutrition for
children to enhance their immunity. As so far there wasn't any medication good
for killing COVID-19,Pro. Wu put it that enhancement of one's immunity was more
important than ever. She suggested parents to provide their kids with more
protein, vitamin and ironat this time of the year and she furthered that it was
also important to eat more cooked food and keep personal hygiene as one could.
Wen Yu'mei, an academician of China Academy of Sciences was
invited to the Forum as well, at which, she shared with parents her tricks on
prevention of diseases she personally prepared. She indicated that there were
three channels used to bring diseases under control, which were holding sources
for infection in check, cutting off route of transmission and enhancing one's
immunity. She urged parents to have dialogues with their children and senior
ones to keep them in good mood.
Professor Shang Biao in charge of Shanghai Institute of
Educational Science explained his thoughts at the Forum by saying that parents
should keep a positive attitude towards the situation they were confronting
with and guide their kids to manage their time and learn to be masters of their
own. He suggested parents to pay more attention to authorized data and keep
themselves informed of the epidemic progress. Parents were also suggested to
stay longer with their kids at physical exercise to enhance their relationship.
It was suggested as well when parents got nervous, they should learn to speak
up or seek assistance from professionals.
Professor Yang Xiong from Shanghai Academy of Social Science was
a chief designer for the Forum. He talked on how to led kids to carry out their
learning and daily life. He reiterated that education on managing a daily life
was a coreof family education, which to some extent, helped kids to enhance
their ability. The epidemic in action provided kids with an opportunity to
learn to grow up, as kids usually learnt more from challenges ahead of them.
Professor Yang also mentioned that trust established between teachers and
parents was a key to school education on line.
Li Ai'ming, PhD in pedagogy commented in a capacity of lecturer
for the Forum, that education online laid a milestone for this age. Her talk
was on what should parents do as they were expected to lead the education
online. She argued thattraditional roles in school educationwere changed, so
was learning size and environment during the time when epidemic broke out. Parents
were expected to play more roles as planners, masters of the class, tutors and
cookers, who should learn to respect children as they were subject of the learning
course, re-frame up and think out value of family education and tend to learn
from their kids bravely.
The online Forum was very much appreciated with as
many as 40,000 people attracted.