Social pedagogy is more than a transformation in the academic institution. LaGuardia Community College has envisioned creating more meaningful and authentic learning opportunities by using social pedagogy to promote student ownership in the virtual platform. The Covid-19 pandemic has catapulted the academic institution and opened a new way of performing teaching and learning. During the pandemic crisis, faculty have faced challenges in various capacities. The institution has embraced the social pedagogy features in many ways to promote their teaching and learning. Despite the challenges, faculty in the Business and Technology Department (BAT) at LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC) has transformed the classroom face-to-face teaching to virtual learning space. Educators aimed to develop meaningful connections and interaction for students and administrators across the campus and help students become active agents of their education. Using the notion of social pedagogy, BAT faculty explored strategies in promoting the students’ ownership in self-study. Results suggest that the social pedagogy enhanced self-directed learning opportunity for students during the pandemic crisis. Furthermore, the study revealed an innovative approach to nurturing students’ educational experience to shape them as independent learners. Presenters will also share resources that can help the audience to utilize them and foster innovative practices. The audience will get an opportunity to exchange ideas and explore approaches to engage students in the virtual platform.
Sada Jaman, LaGuardia Community College, United States
Ahmed Abdelhalim, LaGuardia Community College, United States
Mazeda Qayaum, Western Standard International School, Bangladesh
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