Inclusive Education Network Event: Teaching and learning in lockdown

Teaching and learning in lockdown

Thursday 12th November, 2020

4:00pm-5:30pm

This presentation concerns a research project inquiring about the lockdown experience of primary school teachers and Head Teachers in Scotland. In-depth interviews to 60 primary school educators were carried out by members of staff at the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee. The purpose of the study is to gain insight into the lived experiences of primary school educators in Scotland who are delivering the curriculum from home, and/or working in the hubs, and to explore the impact of such experiences on their views of teaching, learning and curriculum.  We will explain some of the themes elicited from the interviews, which themes are corroborated by the participants’ responses. These themes are in response to the research question: What are educators’ experiences of teaching from home/in hub during the Covid-19 lockdown in Scotland?

Bio-notes

Dr. Daniela Mercieca is an educational psychologist in a Local Authority in Scotland and a lecturer in the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee. Her research interest is in critically problematising the assumptions that underpin educational practice with children and deconstructing situations in which decisions are made concerning children in schools. ORCID id: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6609-1302

Dr. Duncan P. Mercieca is a senior lecturer in the School of Education and Social Work at the University of Dundee. His research draws upon French post-structuralist philosophers to think through educational issues, in particular those related to diversity and otherness; inclusion and disability and critiquing education research and its methods. ORCID id: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4071-9522

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