Prof Anthony Dooley
Teaching STEM post-COVID
Teaching is facing a major challenge, both at School and University level. Students’ motivations and capabilities, already undergoing a massive shift with the internet/data revolution, have been catapulted to a new planet by lockdowns, learning from home, on-line assessments, “remote” laboratory “experiences” and a host of other “new normal” practices.
I believe that we are in the middle of a paradigm shift. As we come out of COVID, our classrooms are not going to be the same. It is up to us, the front-line educators, to get together and help invent a future, in which the scientists and mathematicians so desperately needed for society to meet these new challenges, are developed, nurtured and educated.