This study explores insights on teaching and learning formed by International Baccalaureate educators, following remote teaching experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic. The study focusses specifically on insights that have served to enhance pedagogical beliefs and practices, following the return to a physical learning environment. Ten international teachers, stemming from a range of countries, participated in the study, at this private international school context in the Netherlands. The study is qualitative in nature, involving semi-structured interviews and thematic analysis. The resulting themes highlight the importance of the intangible aspects of teaching and learning, including an emphasis on human presence, connection, trust, empathy, and wellbeing. Additional insights include increased awareness of the value of adaptability, creativity, acceptance, balance, community-building rituals, collaboration, inclusion, and the potential of immersive technologies for teaching and learning.

Author: Mary C. Kelly

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2022)

  • Date of Conference: 14-16 November 2022
  • DOI: 10.20533/LICE.2022.0029
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-52-5
  • Conference Location: Virtual (London, UK)