Review, Rapid Recall and reposition: how one HEI adapted delivery and design in the digital world in response to Covid - 19

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Abstract

The author explores the original positioning of the HEI in the Teacher Education market in March 2020. Through a comprehensive narrative review they explore how, during the onset of the Covid pandemic Teacher Educators had to suddenly upskill themselves in the world of digital technology, ditching their go to practical resource led and long-established workshop, 'hands on' pedagogical approaches. The article presents a timeline and narrative overview of the rapid move to using online resources , the adjustments made, the peaks and troughs of engaging students with online learning, the sometimes-comedic episodes of narrow band width and the major the successes of the time. A central case study demonstrates how the leaders across the university and within the Teacher Education Department used this time and space as an opportunity to revaluate whole pedagogical delivery and curricular programme design, effectively transitioning to a blended learning strategy. Training delivered and adapted from 'Active Digital Design' (ADD) was adopted to plan, teach and deliver all Centre-based training from September 2021. Such development also led to further exploration of an online platform (Abyasa) to record student performance and assessment on school-based placements. The author concludes on a reflective note, not all ADD was received with positive gusto by the lecturers or the students; using the experience and expertise of the team a truly comprehensive, consistent and balanced curricular is set to shape Ay22/23
Original languageEnglish
JournalHESWBL
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2023

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