Category COVID-19 Experiences

Measuring Student Wellbeing

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With the difficulties we are currently facing in education as a result of the global pandemic, issues of mental health and supporting learners through difficult times has taken on a new significance. In this post from our guest author Chloe Casey, perspectives are provided on the difficulties with measuring student wellbeing.

Reflections of a Student Lockdown

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In our next guest blog post, Rob Walker provides reflections regarding his experiences of completing an undergraduate degree during national lockdown. With the post starting with comparisons to dystopian societies; it then shifts to considering well-being and no detriment policies…

Promoting, providing and protecting playtime

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Within this guest blog post, Marianne Mannello from Play Wales emphasises the importance of giving children the permission, space and time to play in order to deal with uncertainty and challenge. Detail is provided on the research and advocation work…

Are you resilient enough for COVID-19?

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With the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot seem to escape messages about building resilience, which have been developing for some time now. In this first blog post from Richard Sanders, discourses of resilience are critically considered and questioned. Given that these…

The push for online content

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Our Secretary Dr Steve Dixon has found some time away from his day-to-day work as a Senior Lecturer at Newman University; to reflect upon the technologically mediated realities that now exist within education. The post provides an opportunity to think…