At Home and In School: Supporting Children, Youth, and the Adults Who Care for Them During a Pandemic

York University Office of Alumni Engagement

This event is part of the 2020-2021 York Circle @ Home Lecture Series. Hosted by Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell, Academic Chair of The York Circle, this virtual lecture series will showcase York’s leading faculty members — from policy makers to molecular scientists — to engage in lively panel discussions and Q&A sessions on key themes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The series will be held over four sessions throughout the year.

During these unprecedented times, politicians, parents, health professionals, and educators are struggling to determine what is best for students heading back to school this fall, whether that’s virtually or in person. In this timely panel session, York University experts will discuss the economic, social, and practical impacts of the pandemic on children, parents, and educators in relation to inequities in the current education system.

Dr. Gillian Parekh, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, will explore tensions around education and care for students with disabilities; Dr. Vidya Shah, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, will offer ideas for providing learning engagements focused on relationality, as well as community and critical consciousness; and Dr. Kate Tilleczek, Professor in the Faculty of Education, will explore how the shift to online learning and interactions has affected the wellbeing and education of young people, and what they need for support going forward.

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Online September 26, 2020

10:00 am

- 11:30 am

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