SASASA responds to COVID192020-03-27T09:04:34+02:00

Students, Higher Education, and COVID-19: Toward New Possibilities

By |May 18th, 2020|Categories: News, SASASA|

In the decade before the COVID-19 pandemic, teaching and learning in higher education across the United States – and also in many places around the world – evolved rapidly, if unevenly, due to the convergence of three trends.

Care and Connection: Understanding the lived experiences during COVID-19

By |May 12th, 2020|Categories: Higher Education, News, SASASA|

We are living through truly extraordinary times; a period of time defined by tremendous uncertainty, change and anxiety. Higher education has had to - quite literally - flip a switch and move to online teaching or, rather, emergency remote teaching (ERT), in an effort to continue and hopefully complete the 2020 academic year. This move to ERT, whilst terrifying, is perhaps an attempt to ensure some level of routine and “normalcy” is maintained when focusing on teaching and learning.

Trauma-Informed Teaching & Learning: Teaching in Time of Uncertainties

By |May 8th, 2020|Categories: News, SASASA|

Many of us, along with our students, are experiencing stress, anxiety, and even trauma. How can we not? Our brains do an amazing job to keep us alive—constantly scanning the environment looking for and responding to threats and dangers.

Tutor partnerships to promote students’ engagement and personal wellbeing during COVID-19

By |May 8th, 2020|Categories: News, SASASA|

Tutoring is at the heart of every university teaching and learning process designed to improve students’ success rates and to enable students to achieve their learning goals.

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.

By |April 28th, 2020|Categories: News, SASASA|

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. 

Teaching Kindly in Aotearoa under Covid19

By |April 28th, 2020|Categories: News, SASASA|

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.