The pontifical foundation Scholas Occurrentes launched a call to university professors and researchers around the world to reflect on the challenges facing global education in the face of the health emergency due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic
This First Global Web Conference for university professors and researchers took place on Tuesday, April 7, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Rome time).
Daniel Stigliano, Global Coordinator of Scholas Chairs, recalled that in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, which places those who work in the educational field in the dimension of working with new resources and looks, Pope Francis invites them to lose fear, to be creative, to solve as a team the common problems in this time of crisis.
The program included reflections on the challenges of the global crisis for education; testimonies of good practices, and interdisciplinary work in groups.
During the meeting the following questions were addressed: How do we live the experience of planning, developing and evaluating our classes from our homes in the midst of fragility and disorientation? What are the challenges that are presented to students and teachers ? How can we all row together from our role as teachers and researchers in this storm? And what contributions can we make from the universities? At the end, the commitments of the First World Cyber Meeting were defined.