Strategies for Developing Teacher Agency in a New Eduscape With COVID-19

Conference: The Barcelona Conference on Education (BCE2021)
Title: Strategies for Developing Teacher Agency in a New Eduscape With COVID-19
Stream: Professional Training, Development & Concerns in Education
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation
Nadjat Khenioui, Algiers University 3, Algeria


Agency, teachers’ ability to tailor their work and its conditions in line with their pedagogical needs through acclimating the resources and affordances in their learning environment, is of paramount importance in effecting educational transformations to better encounter the need of our time, especially within the emergency transition to remote instruction in a world plagued by Covid-19 pandemic. This paper addresses the essential role of teacher agency in the transition to on-line instruction in a time of uncertainty and frustration. It argues that despite the highly-contextualised nature of each environment, transferrable principles that guide different implementations are present and should be reported. This paper illustrates the concept of agency from pedagogical and technical perspectives by seeking evidence form their experiences during school closures. Yet, it is important to uncover teachers’ readiness to the transition by examining their past experiences with on-line instruction, challenges, and elaborations on readiness. The primary contribution of the study is proposed principles for practitioners and other teachers to activate transformative agency based on the lessons learned in this process. These highlight key considerations for applying e-learning to support F2F instruction.

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