Re-framing how teachers engage
with students online
Building Better Online Communities
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (2017) calls for immediate paradigmatic shifts in the way employment skills are addressed in educational institutions and society in general. These urgent demands derive from a wide variety of local, regional, national, and international sources, including the Conference Board of Canada (2016), and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (2017).
These sources recommend increased emphasis on skills development in complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, negotiation, people management and collaboration.
ALL of these are skills learned and refined through
Physical and Health Education, and Sport.
Our health as individuals and communities exists within a future that continues to be fraught with complexities related to pandemics, racial inequalities and unrest, climate change, and a digital news media laden with artificial information, misappropriation of facts and manipulation of knowledge to benefit those in power.
We are at a critical juncture, one where digital competencies are essential to manage our health and wellbeing in a complicated and rapidly changing world. Our research provides one piece of the solution - the development of a skillset focused on building human capacity to navigate digital environments, and to become critical consumers and creators of PHE virtual resources and communities.
Implications for European Physical Education Teacher
Education during the COVID-19 pandemic: a
cross-institutional SWOT analysis