COVID-19 and Teach

Dear valued ENOTHE friends (teachers & students),

The spreading of COVID- 19 is affecting our lives and we all may experience new challenges either in our personal, professional and community levels. As Occupational Therapists, we focus on helping others to overcome obstacles that affect the performance of our daily occupations. For this reason, as a board, we would like to encourage you to share practices in teaching Occupational Therapy remotely from home. We are keen to see and share ideas on how we continue to teach and learn together with students. For this purpose, a trigger video was created from our board member Dr. Panagiotis Siaperas and an example video was created by an ENOTHE member institution, the Metropolitan College in Greece.

Please go ahead and share with us either in Social Media (Facebook and Twitter or by email ) your practices as academics or students and how you continue to be engaged in distance learning (i.e. creative solutions to teaching, learning and quality assurance)and how you have found new meanings or occupations while being at home. For example, when adapting practice-based classes, links to open resources, and skills training. Another example can be the ways how you encourage socially responsive learning treating challenges provoked by Covid-19 in your lessons (community approaches, meaningful occupation vs anxiety, etc.). It could be short mp4 videos (up to 60 seconds and 6MB), photos, leaflets, messages and short testimonials of OT teachers and students. Let’s share how we adapt in OT education and we overcome difficulties with inspiring ideas.

With all our best wishes from ENOTHE board & office. Take care and take care of each other.

On behalf of the whole ENOTHE board,

Soemitro Poerbodipoero

President ENOTHE