What can we learn from our experience with the A(H1N1) flu virus?

Philippines
June 11, 2009 8:13am CST
We learn that once they put their minds to it, government officials can do something about A(H1N1). Since necessity is the mother of invention, educators should start thinking about the real value of contact hour in classroom. Why is it necessary for students to come to class for three hours a week per subject? How many hours a face to face contact are really necessary for a student to learn a subject? Can we be more efficient in the use of time , such that we do not need three hours a week but perhaps only one hour a week or even less?
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@eliezl (766)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
my learnings: 1. whatever happens, let's not put all the blame to officials and government because they're doing all they can because i believe they fear the virus too. we, the public should participate, we should keep ourselves updated on the news. 2. if symptoms of flu is found no matter how minor it is, one should have a checkup just to be safe. 3. if symptoms of flu is found, its safe to stay at home and self quarantine and stay away from the public to prevent the spread. 4. i think its time to start caring for our surroundings and environment or things could get worse in the future. who knows some virus much deadly than ah1n1 might crop up. 5. prevention is better than cure however on regards to ur question about school and the number of hours that a student learn, i think they're doing it for the sake of helping stop the spread on the virus. i have a hard time understanding it too and since im no longer a student i can just imagine myself in such situation. it really managed to create fear throughout the world. it afterall has created a huge impact not only in schools but in businesses as well.
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
Thanks for your info