The influence of Covid-19 has dramatically reworked training techniques all over the world.
Within the greater training sector, the pandemic has brought about establishments to problem deep-rooted notions of when, the place and the way they ship training. It additionally has led to public discussions on the worth of a level training, the position of universities and the excellence drawn between conventional and non-traditional college students.
In an interview with The Straits Instances on the pandemic’s impact on universities, Schooling Minister Lawrence Wong stated that through the circuit breaker interval, universities needed to transfer their instructing and even examinations on-line.
Universities in Singapore and all over the world had already been making an attempt out varied fashions of blended studying, he famous. These included on-line lectures in addition to discussions in school to go deeper into the ideas. However the pandemic accelerated the modifications.
“They now realise that the blended mannequin can have a constructive influence on college students,” Mr Wong stated, including that he doesn’t see universities going again to the lecture-tutorial system that had been used for many years.
Singapore Administration College president Lily Kong agreed that universities that had beforehand ready their colleges to undertake blended studying have been profitable in pivoting swiftly to full on-line programs when the pandemic emerged.
However she stated: “Studying from each a bodily classroom and a web-based studying surroundings have to be balanced and optimised, with programs designed to leverage their respective strengths in order to counterpoint the educational expertise.”
So, how are universities rethinking the essential functions of training and the pedagogic fashions higher suited to the ever-present potentialities of insecurity, danger and relentless change?
The Straits Instances Schooling Discussion board 2021 on Reimagining Universities, Put up-Covid, held in partnership with Singapore Administration College, will study the ripple results of the coronavirus pandemic on greater training and the modifications that it’s going to forge.
The discussion board, to be held on-line on Feb 5 this 12 months, will present extra insights from Mr Wong, Professor Kong and ST’s senior training correspondent Sandra Davie.
The webinar might be moderated by Ms Lydia Lim, head of faculties and training merchandise at Singapore Press Holdings.
Straits Instances editor Warren Fernandez stated: “We live via a interval of wrenching and relentless change, throughout the board, in the best way we work, dwell and play. How we study and develop into educated, and even the type of training we want going ahead can be altering.
“The pandemic has amplified and accelerated all of this, with main implications for college kids, dad and mom, lecturers and employers.
The Straits Instances Schooling Discussion board 2021 (on-line) on Reimagining Universities, Put up-Covid, in partnership with Singapore Administration College
Date: Feb 5, 2021
Time: 10am to 11.15am
To enroll, go to str.sg/JDxm by 6pm on Jan 29
“Our ST Schooling Discussion board goals to assist focus minds and add to the dialogue on what must be carried out to equip our younger on the best way ahead on this altering world.”