Pastoral Care Online


The PSA's Teaching and Learning Network are pleased to be hosting their second series of webinars on 'Teaching Politics and IR Online: Design Matters', this time in conjunction with our colleagues at the British International Studies Association (BISA).

Tuesday 28th July, 3-4pm, led by Cathy Elliott (UCL)

How do we talk about feelings and emotions with students when we are all trapped in little boxes on a screen? When we only see our students online, it is harder to know whether or not they are doing OK. Remote teaching also changes the ways we interact, disrupting all the techniques we have implicitly or explicitly learned to support students and provide pastoral care. We will use this session to talk about the challenges and possibilities of providing pastoral care online. We will look at both one-to-one interactions, such as personal tutoring, and also how to embed pastoral care into module design and delivery. This session will be an opportunity for discussion and sharing of experience, on the understanding that we are all still trying to figure this out.

Please ensure you register prior to the event. The webinar will be hosted via Zoom and joining instructions will be sent to participants the morning of the event.