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On ‘leaving no one behind’: students on a PGDip/ Master’s course in Higher Education Studies reflect on dimensions of difference for socially aware teaching in remote emergency teaching (RET) mode

The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had substantial effects on all sectors in society including Higher Education (HE). In South Africa and beyond, HE has had to re-invent itself in a matter of weeks, even days to migrate the academic project to an online remote emergency teaching (RET) mode, to complete the year. 

2020-06-08T16:05:37+02:00

Teaching kindly in Aotearoa under COVID-19

Somehow we were to become a kinder nation. So said our newly elected Prime Minister when she came into power in Aotearoa New Zealand in October, 2017. She was talking to a society that had allowed its base of relative equality to be transformed by a raft of rapid and brutal politico-economic changes from the early 1980s on.

2020-06-08T17:29:43+02:00

Inclusivity and fairness in teaching and assessment during COVID-19: An ongoing conversation

It is not an easy task to consider anything else at this moment of crisis but the pressure to convert relevant parts of the standard curriculum for online learning. This context cannot be ignored and may be an all-consuming task for many educators at traditional face to face universities.

2020-04-24T12:34:04+02:00

Managing COVID-19, managing ourselves?

 My experience of COVID-19 began in late January just after the Lunar New Year celebrations, also the last time my extended family gathered for a meal. I am part of my university’s crisis response team - I focus on curricular and student matters. Through these three long months, it is somewhat of an understatement to say nothing has been certain.

2020-04-24T09:16:25+02:00