Lessons from remote teaching highlight need for empathy, student-centred pedagogy: Editorial


Remote teaching during the pandemic came with its own unique set of challenges, but it also made educators more aware of and empathetic to the needs of their students, writes Lisa J Anderson. Anderson summarizes the findings of a series of reports on US institutions and concludes that that lessons from remote teaching experiences “could help lay the groundwork for a new emphasis on empathy as a driver of academic success.” Accordingly, she provides three recommendations for educators stemming from these findings: listen to student’s voices; build a culture of empathy in the teaching environment; and invite students to be co-designers of their learning.

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