Home-school cooperation aims to support student growth and development in a variety of ways [1],[2]. When considering home-school cooperation, a partnership becomes important, with both home and school setting common goals and actions to support these goals. In this process, digital tools can facilitate cooperation between parents and teachers. However, there are still technological, attitudinal and teacher competence related obstacles to the meaningful use of digital tools [3]. The poster presents parents’ perceptions and experiences of digital homeschool cooperation. In particular, our research aimed to gain new insights into home-school cooperation by using a digital e-portfolio (i.e. Seesaw) to make the school’s day-to-day activities and formative assessment practices transparent to homes. The research reported in our poster is part of a wider research and development project. The project started in 2017 in one primary school classroom in Finland. Since then, a variety of digital tools and applications have been deployed to support learning in different subjects. Particular attention has been paid to digital home-school collaboration, allowing parents to digitally monitor, view and comment on their child’s daily schoolwork, self-assessment tasks and progress. Feedback from the teacher has also been made transparent to families. In the poster, parents’ perceptions and experiences of digital home-school collaboration are explored through the following research question: 1) What are parents’ perceptions and experiences of digital home-school collaboration? 2) What are parents’ perceptions and perceptions of digital home-school collaboration?

Authors: Susanna Pöntinen, Sinikka Räty-Záborszky

Published in: Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2023)

  • Date of Conference: 11-13 April 2023
  • DOI: 10.20533/IICE.2023.0034
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-51-8
  • Conference Location: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland