Distance Education

PA Education Events
2021-09-30 10:00
Virtual event
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PA Education activities during Annual Forum 2021

This years Annual Forum is arranged as a virtual event between September 27 and Octobre 1. PA Education arranges two seminars on September 30, one on "Distance Education" and one named "The importance of collaboration between regional Clusters in the Baltic Sea Region and the impact of BSR Cluster Manager Education". This second seminar is arranged in collaboration with PA Innovation.

Distance education

Few groups have been less vulnerable to the coronavirus than school children, but few groups have been more affected by the policy responses to contain this virus. The crisis has exposed the many inadequacies and inequities in our school systems – from the broadband and computers needed for online education, through the supportive environments needed to focus on learning, up to the failure to enable local initiative and align resources with needs. But as these inequities are amplified in this time of crisis, this moment also holds the possibility that we will not return to the status quo when things return to “normal”. It is the nature of our collective and systemic responses to the disruptions that will determine how we are affected by them.

When countries closed down schools in early 2020 to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, learning went digital. In the year since, teachers, students and administrators have done, what is effectively, a collective crash course on digital education. There have been many downsides to it, from screen fatigue and adaptation stress to the falling behind of those ill-equipped for digital learning or unprepared to learn on their own. But the experience has catapulted education systems, traditionally laggards when it comes to innovation, years ahead in what would have been a slow slouch towards smart schooling.

In this workshop we will take a closer look at the lessons learned in relation to distance education in the Baltic Sea Region and discuss what can be expected post COVID-19. What will the new “normal” be?


All Dates

  • 2021-09-30 10:00