About a year ago, the pandemic brought a change to EPFL. Forced by the virus, the campus closed its doors to teachers and students, and education continued via online formats. In this session, Helena Kovacs shares insights from a qualitative study on EPFL teachers’ initial experiences of the lockdown and what it meant to abruptly move from onsite to online teaching. The analysis introduces perspectives of pedagogical innovation and touches upon social components of learning which, during the lockdown, have left an impact on the meaning of professional teaching role. The session with offer small pockets of interactions and discussions over questions raised by the research.
Sounds interesting? You can watch it here: https://tube.switch.ch/videos/ff44debb
The lunch&LEARN series was created by the Center LEARN to stimulate the exchange between learning science researchers and everyone at EPFL interested in teaching. Our sessions seek to either translate learning research into teaching practice or provide evidence and insights from teaching practice. Video recordings and slides from previous sessions can be found on https://www.epfl.ch/education/educational-initiatives/home/lunchlearn/. During this COVID-19 impacted period, we turned it into a remote coffee&LEARN.