Learn from this roundtable discussion on how Filipino educators can bring their teaching methods to the new normal of hybrid education.
Last 29 November 2021, Globe, in partnership with The Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations, Inc. (COCOPEA) and the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACU) hosted HyFlex Learning: Owning Filipino Education, a roundtable discussion on how Filipino educators can bring their teaching methods to the new normal of hybrid education.
The event opened with presentations from Globe, the Department of Education, the British School Manila, and The Raya School. It followed with a panel discussion where the audience was given an opportunity to express their main concerns with regard to returning to school. A majority of the responses highlighted their concern for the safety and wellness of students, not just concerning COVID-19 but also with mental health.
The panelists and speakers also shared their stories and experiences on adapting their once traditional methods to allow for a more flexible, new normal way of learning and teaching without sacrificing the most essential element– the learning needs of their students and communities.
More than one of the speakers highlighted that the pandemic shapes how teachers are teaching and how students are learning. Here are a few key takeaways on what was a most insightful discussion:
“Every aspect is challenging,” said Dr. Almario, “from making sure that the doorknobs are properly disinfected to being scared that somebody would fall sick after school days… What’s challenging and personally enjoyable to me as a curriculum person is to think about different models and different options.”
It’s a promising time for the education sector, with many opportunities for growth and innovation just waiting to be fully explored. Even if we are experiencing unprecedented and unexpected changes to our way of life, there are always paths we can continue to take so we can do the work of educating our young learners.
Watch the full roundtable discussion here.
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