With the necessary and immediate move by universities to embrace remote teaching and online learning, the COVID-19 situation forces us to reflect deeply on the ‘traditional’ taught Curriculum in terms of what can be taught and assessed in truncated chunks,
COVID-19’s impact is unprecedented and has changed all facets of our lives in ways that we could never have imagined.
Keeping teaching and assessment “data-lite” shows the kind of capitalist kindness we had all been hoping for, for decades. This generosity could have solved many educational issues in South Africa and we may already have been steps ahead towards a socially just society.
Thank you Kasturi and HELTASA for this thought provoking piece during this darkest hour of our times. We are indeed facing a period of uncertainty as governments and various institutions worldwide make dramatic and unprecedented measures in an attempt to contain pandemic which is disrupting life on our planet.
Dear HELTASA members, As we continue in our responses to support your steps to address teaching and learning in the time of COVID-19 (see EXEC message 25/03/20 – add link), we have put together a range of engagements for the HELTASA community in the lockdown period.