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What does Emergency Remote Teaching mean for teaching and learning in the future?

When: Wednesday, 30 September 2020 - Friday, 02 October 2020
Where:
Start time:12:00
Enquiries:

Laura.Dison@wits.ac.za

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Please register before 29 September 2020.

Cost: Free and open to all

A series of interactive webinars on remote teaching aims to ‘press pause’ so that lecturers can reflect on the ERT tsunami.

The School of Education in the Faculty of Humanities will host an interactive webinar series on Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT).

COVID-19 has presented extraordinary challenges for lecturers who had to transition to Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) at short notice. Lecturers have been challenged to adjust their pedagogical knowledge and skills to an unfamiliar mode of teaching and to engage students in learning in unfamiliar online and digital spaces. As we look back over the past few months of ERT and plan for an uncertain future in the midst of the Covid pandemic, how do we reflect meaningfully on these experiences? 

Presenters will include colleagues in the Faculty of Humanities who, as a result of their direct involvement in ERT, have practices to share, pedagogies to think through, or ideas or questions to explore.

Amongst others, topics will include:

  • How practice-centred disciplines are moving online
  • The affordances of online modalities for writing intensive courses
  • The online (im)possibilities of critical or dialogic pedagogies
  • Online pedagogies for large class teaching

The live webinar presentations will consist of plenary sessions with respondents, and break out rooms for discussion. Contributions can be viewed online in advance of the presentations, and will later be developed into scholarly publications in 2021.

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