By Eric Ferreri
May 6, 2020
Coronavirus is riding roughshod over American secondary education, creating myriad new problems for educators ranging from the basic logistics of classroom teaching to the challenge of helping children deal with a weighty new wave of confusion and anxiety. But this global pandemic may also present an opportunity for education leaders to substantially re-think long-held education practices that could use some improvement, three Duke experts said Wednesday.
In a virtual question-and-answer session with journalists, three Duke education scholars discussed these and other issues.
Audio and video are available here: https://duke.box.com/s/myeqk3coutjchq5x2uv7mkpw3977vdlk
Here are excerpts:
ON THE CHALLENGES OF ONLINE LEARNING RIGHT NOW
KRISTEN STEPHENS, EDUCATION PROFESSOR:
“It should be called ‘pandemic learning’ rather than ‘online learning.’ When you transition to online learning, typically it’s very well thought out and you have time to plan. In this case, in the period of one or two weeks, teachers took everything that used to be face-to-face in the classroom and took it online. It’s been challenging for them but they’ve risen to the occasion out of to their care for their students.”
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