Pandemic and Education; Problems and Recovery: Post Conference Conversation

The endeavor in this post conference interview is to explore how we can add an interactive dimension to pedagogy and educational objectives and delve deeply into the pandemic shock to education and discern its remedies.

The key questions posed in this interview are as follows:

  1. What the learning crisis before the pandemic was
  2. How has the pandemic aggravated it
  3. What the meaning of Covid -19 as a force majeure event means
  4. Why Covid-19 language has been called a “language in the making”
  5. What the pedagogical implications of this new Covid-19 vocabulary /language are along with examples of neologisms, collocations, acronyms and lexical blending
  6. What are some strategies of certain global organizations like Unesco to address “the new normal” in tomorrow’s education after Covid-19
  7. What the 4 parameters of recovery plan involve (academic/physical /fiscal/psychological)
  8. How reskilling and upskilling may be achieved
  9. What the Covid-19 challenges to the Indian Education system are in terms of online tutorials, the digital divide, and the paradigm shift in education

The interview concludes with a brief advisory message to the global student population so that they may not lose hope and come out of this pandemic stronger.

evangeliavassilakou

Vassilakou Evangelia has a BA in Philosophy from Deree College - The American College of Greece, and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the Hellenic American University with high distinction. She is an experienced English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instructor with an expertise in teaching EFL exam classes for more than 20 years. She has presented in numerous conferences in Greece and abroad (Cyprus, Malta, Bulgaria, and Spain) and authored various articles for the ELT news magazine, TESOL Greece, and the Scientific Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics. She has been recently awarded the title of The Distinguished Educator 2020 by The Education Leaders Awards 2020.

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evangeliavassilakou

Vassilakou Evangelia has a BA in Philosophy from Deree College - The American College of Greece, and an MA in Applied Linguistics from the Hellenic American University with high distinction. She is an experienced English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English for Specific Purposes (ESP) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instructor with an expertise in teaching EFL exam classes for more than 20 years. She has presented in numerous conferences in Greece and abroad (Cyprus, Malta, Bulgaria, and Spain) and authored various articles for the ELT news magazine, TESOL Greece, and the Scientific Journal of Applied Languages and Linguistics. She has been recently awarded the title of The Distinguished Educator 2020 by The Education Leaders Awards 2020.

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