The UB Dose of Science continues with the topic “Education in a pandemic context” in a presentation of Prof. Lucian Ciolan, PhD, professor of educational policies and research methodology at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and vice-rector for Development Projects, Continuous Learning and Educational Infrastructure.
As Prof. Lucian Ciolan noted, we are still so concerned with what is happening to us during this pandemic period that, caught up in the fever of everyday events and their drama, we have not yet found enough resources to think seriously about what will be at the end of the pandemic in the educational milieu. Thus, taking into account the fact that we are witnessing perhaps the biggest unintended experiment that schools have been subjected to and that, recently, more than 1.6 billion children in almost 200 countries of the world have been locked out of schools, it is time to think very seriously not only about how the pandemic affects education, but also about what we can do so that, on the one hand, we minimize the effects of the pandemic on education, and on the other hand, we develop some serious strategies to recovery for the post-pandemic period. From this perspective, shows Professor Lucian Ciolan, three areas are essential: learning losses, as the literature already says, the well-being of children and teachers and the problem of inequities. Addressing in the presentation, one by one, each of these issues, Prof. Ciolan discusses the possible solutions to all these challenges.
The third episode of the UB Dose of Science can be accessed here.
Lucian Ciolan is a professor of educational policies and research methodology at the Department of Educational Sciences of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of UB.
After four years of managerial activity as department director and eight years as dean of the faculty, he joined the new UB management team in December 2019, occupying the position of vice-rector with a portfolio consisting of development projects, lifelong learning and educational infrastructure.
His main areas of interest are public/educational policies, research methodology, training of trainers, applications of (neuro)cognitive sciences in public policies and learning processes. More details on Lucian Ciolan are available here.
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The video was recorded at the Learning Center of the University of Bucharest.