Facilitating Learning at Home: The Experiences of Parents with Multiple Children

Sahara Theresa Cruz, Judelyn De Guzman, Liezle De Silva, Joanna Marie de Borja

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Abstract: Facilitating Learning at Home: The Experiences of Parents with Multiple Children. Objectives: The study explored the experiences of parents who are assisting multiple children in accomplishing learning tasks. Methods: The study employed a phenomenological research design using semi-structured interviews. Ten parents were purposefully selected to participate in the study. All of them are female and working mothers. The data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Findings: The gathered data and analysis of the findings identified five emerging themes capped into FOCUS (Facilitating learning tasks, Older siblings help, Challenging and lack of confidence, Understanding, and Safety and security) describing parents with multiple children experiences in time of pandemic. Conclusions: One conclusion states that parents’ lack of skills and expertise regarding how to teach their children is one of the most challenging aspects.

Keywords: distance learning modality, facilitators, parents with multiple children, lived experiences, challenges.

Abstrak: Memfasilitasi Pembelajaran di Rumah: Pengalaman Orang Tua dengan Banyak Anak. Tujuan: Studi ini mengeksplorasi pengalaman orang tua yang membantu banyak anak dalam menyelesaikan tugas belajar. Metode: Penelitian ini menggunakan desain penelitian fenomenologi dengan wawancara semi terstruktur. Sepuluh orang tua sengaja dipilih untuk berpartisipasi dalam penelitian ini. Semuanya berjenis kelamin perempuan dan ibu bekerja. Analisis data menggunakan analisis tematik. Temuan: Data yang dikumpulkan dan analisis temuan mengidentifikasi lima tema yang muncul yang dibatasi oleh FOCUS (Memfasilitasi tugas belajar; Bantuan saudara yang lebih tua; Menantang dan kurang percaya diri; memahami; dan Keselamatan dan keamanan) yang menggambarkan orang tua dengan banyak pengalaman anak di masa pandemi. Kesimpulan: Salah satu kesimpulan menyatakan bahwa kurangnya keterampilan dan keahlian orang tua tentang cara mengajar anak-anak mereka adalah salah satu aspek yang paling menantang.

Kata kunci: modalitas pembelajaran jarak jauh, fasilitator, orang tua dengan banyak anak, pengalaman hidup, tantangan.


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23960/jpp.v11.i3.202121


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