Show simple item record Ontong, Krystle 2023-11-02T06:58:06Z 2023-11-02T06:58:06Z 2022
dc.identifier.issn Print: 2521-0262
dc.identifier.issn Online: 2662-012X
dc.description Journal article published in African Perspectives of Research in Teaching & Learning Journal (APORTAL) Vol 6 (2) (2022) en_US
dc.description.abstract The COVID-19 pandemic impacted higher education globally that required new and contingency ways of teaching. Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) propelled university educators to adopt a pedagogy of flexibility while still maintaining a sense of connectedness. In South Africa, the implementation of ERT was challenging, given the country’s stark socio-economic inequalities. The South African government, therefore, adopted a more flexible version of ERT, remote multimodal teaching and learning (RMTL), to ensure that no student would be left behind. The success of multimodal models requires flexible pedagogical approaches that embrace understanding, compassion, and inclusivity because students in a remote space may experience feelings of disconnection. I argue that educators develop a strong sense of place and space (splace) in the hybrid classroom. Prior to the pandemic, a strong sense of place created in students a deeper connection to learning than that experienced in a remote learning context. The pandemic introduced new hybrid splaces that suggest a shift in both students’ and educators’ connections to an unfamiliar learning context. Students therefore need to feel a strong sense of connection to these new learning splaces. This paper discusses how a sense of splace could foster a deeper sense of connection in the hybrid and virtual classroom. en_US
dc.format.extent 16 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Perspectives of Research in Teaching & Learning (APORTAL) en_US
dc.relation.requires PDF en_US
dc.subject Flexible learning en_US
dc.subject Hybrid classroom en_US
dc.subject Sense of splace en_US
dc.subject Universal design for learning en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Blended learning en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pedagogy en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Education -- Study and teaching en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Teaching en_US
dc.title Cultivating a sense of splace in the hybrid and virtual classroom at universities en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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