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Post-Covid Teaching and Learning-Educational Futures – providing a series of talks and presentations on the future landscape of Education moving forwards post the pandemic and exploring blended hybrid models of teaching.
The Centre of Pedagogy Events promote and present educational research in the area of Education at the University of Bolton to meet the TIRI (Teaching Intensive, Research Informed) Agenda.
The events provide continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for: experienced professional teachers, former trainee teachers, education mentors and assessors and partnership colleges in the Secondary School, Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) teaching sector.
Dr Sarah Telfer and Professor Paul Hollins – University of Bolton - ‘The way we were’ – Post-Covid Reflections on Further Education & Higher Education’
Returning to the classroom for the new academic year educators have moved forward into a ‘post-covid’ era in education. it is interesting to reflect on what we as educators have learnt from our experiences of online teaching, and how we might use this to ‘repurpose’ teaching and learning. Can we truly go back to the ‘way we were?’ How might we reflect on what we have learnt as professional practitioners as we return to the ‘normality’ of face-to-face classroom delivery once more? How might the sharing of our experiences help us to improve our classroom practice moving forward?
Bob Read - The Education and Training Foundation - Regional Specialist Lead- Maths & English Practitioner in the post 16 sector- ‘ Lessons Learned from Lockdown’
During the periods of lockdown imposed by the Covid pandemic Bob carried out a series of interviews with managers and teachers in FE colleges to discuss their variable success in moving to a fully online programme for GCSE Maths and English resit qualifications. Students on such resit programmes are typically in their first year at college and have low skill levels, poor motivation and a variety of additional learning support needs; they are a challenging cohort for even the most experienced teacher. How did curriculum managers and teachers bring about such a major transformation in the way they engaged and supported such a challenging cohort? What did they learn from the experience? In this presentation Bob will share some of the insights into teaching and learning online that managers and teachers gained from their pandemic experience and which inform their approach to blended learning now that students are back in the classroom.
John Baumber- Head of the International Centre and Director of Education for Kunskapsskolan in the United Kingdom- Break out and Transform- Post-Covid Education in Schools
We know that the pandemic has had a diverse and disproportionate impact on individual educators and schools.
But how are schools responding? How should they respond? Should we trying to get back to ‘normality’ or seeing this as a time to break out and transform?