[R6377] The current state of students psyche: Dealing with the psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and moving toward motivational methods of teaching

Created by Sohelia Kian
Friday, 12/03/21 11:30 am


This roundtable aims at discussing different challenges educators and students are still facing today, more than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic and how to adapt stimulating and inspirational content for an online platform.

Some of the questions that will be addressed are: How can instructors select and introduce language course material (reading, vocabulary, grammar, writing) to the students in order to provide a stimulating and motivational class environment?
What sort of learning losses could we expect from the students during remote learning? What changes in student achievement can be anticipated? Can instructors provide similar content to all students in their classrooms while teaching online, or they need to further differentiate instruction based on a broader range of needs? Can the challenging platform of online teaching/learning be a unique opportunity of gaining new efficiencies for instructors in adapting their courses for online delivery? Can teaching online be as effective as in a physical classroom?
Today, due to this crisis, many students may face great insecurities such as isolation, loss of family income, loss of family members, among other losses. Understanding these impacts and how best to support students’ social, emotional as well as academic needs after the huge disruption of COVID-19 will be essential.


American Association of Teachers of Persian (AATP)


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Pardis Minuchehr

(The Academy for International Culture and Professional Education)
University of Virginia
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Farima Sadigh-Mostowfi

(Georgetown University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Sohelia Kian

(UC Irvine)
Soheila Kian teaches Persian and French languages, cultures and cinema: Acquiring and learning a foreign language offers students a “greater awareness of self ” and is the mediator between the native language and culture and the one students are acquiring,...
Panel Participating Role(s): Chair; Organizer; Presenter;

Alyeh Mehin Jafarabadi

(The University of Arizona)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;