Pandemic, Disruption and Adjustment in Higher Education


This edited volume concerns Higher Education and the aftermaths of the COVID-19 pandemic. It comprises a wide reflection on the impact of the public health crisis derived from the COVID-19 pandemic on Higher Education and addresses the main question: what will it be like from now on? The collection includes a range of theoretical and methodological approaches highlighting conceptual, contextual and cultural issues; thus the chapters are of rather diverse types, including theoretical essays, exemplary case studies, reports from around the world describing concrete intervention projects, and studies in a wide range of disciplines.

Contributors are: Susan Beltman, Dana Crăciun, Morena Cuconato, Weimin Delcroix-Tang, Brigid Freeman, Susana Gonçalves, Tina Hascher, Marta Ilardo, Dong Kwang Kim, Vadim Kozlov, Beatrix Kreß, Pete Leihy, Elena Levina, Elena Luppi, Suzanne Majhanovich, Chenicheri Sid Nair, Monica Oprescu, Nilüfer Pembecioğlu, Allan Pitman, Aurora Ricci, Rachel Sheffield, Upasana Singh, Ian Teo, Tatiana Tregubova, Rashmi Watson and Pete Woodcock.

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Susana Gonçalves, PhD in Psychology, is a Professor at the Polytechnic of Coimbra. Her main research interests are art in education, citizenship and Higher Education. Among other publications, she co-edited the books Art in Diverse Social Settings (Emerald, 2021), Art and Intercultural Dialogue (Sense, 2016), The Challenges of Diversity and Intercultural Encounters (Routledge, 2013) and Intercultural Policies and Education (Peter Lang, 2011).

Suzanne Majhanovich is Professor Emerita and Adjunct Research Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. Her research interests include first and second language acquisition, ESL teaching in international contexts, globalization, education restructuring, decentralization and privatization of education. She is the author of numerous articles and books. Most recently she co-edited Art in Diverse Social Settings (Emerald, 2021).
Allan Pitman
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Introduction: Pandemic, Disruption and Adjustment in Higher Education
Susana Gonçalves and Suzanne Majhanovich

PART 1: New Modes of Teaching

2 Ramifications of COVID-19 for Higher Education Systems and Institutions
Pete Leihy, Brigid Freeman, Ian Teo and Dong Kwang Kim
3 Transformation of Universities during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Digitalization, New Formats, “Re-education of Educators”
Vadim Kozlov, Elena Levina and Tatiana Tregubova
4 Thoughts on Higher Education for Sustainable Development (HESD) amid the Pandemic
Weimin Delcroix-Tang
5 Digitalization of Higher Education in Turkey and COVID-19
Nilüfer Pembecioğlu
6 Switching to Online Teaching within a Teacher Training Programme during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Dana Crăciun and Monica Oprescu
7 The Pandemic and the End of the Lecture
Pete Woodcock
8 Facing Adversity at the University: A Case Study to Reflect on Pedagogical Challenges in Times of Pandemic Risk
Aurora Ricci and Elena Luppi

PART 2: Teaching from Home: Teachers’ Wellbeing

9 ‘Overall It Was OK’: COVID-19 and the Wellbeing of University Teachers
Susan Beltman, Rachel Sheffield and Tina Hascher
10 Rethinking Academic Teaching at and beyond the Pandemic
Marta Ilardo and Morena Cuconato
11 Higher Education Academics’ Perspectives: Working from Home during COVID-19
Rashmi Watson, Upasana Singh and Chenicheri Sid Nair
12 Reconnecting Teaching Discourse in Higher Education: Establishing and Remodeling Interfaces
Beatrix Kreß
13 Afterword
Suzanne Majhanovich and Allan Pitman

All interested in higher education policies, scholarship of teaching and learning, models of teaching, innovation, distance learning, work from home, technologies and the impact of Covid-19.
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