In Semester 2 2020, ECU’s teaching and learning arrangements are responding to easing COVID-19 restrictions in WA, the learning needs of ‘vulnerable’ students, and in some units a cohort of offshore online students. The Centre for Learning and Teaching has developed a series of resources to support this work below.
Welcoming our students
As ECU welcomes students back for Semester 2, staff are thinking about how to foster great introductions that help students feel welcomed and included. In this video, Gregory Ho and Edmore Masaka talk about using a “Zimbabwe clapping greeting”. It’s a great approach that:
- Provides an alternative to handshaking
- Involves students on campus and online
- Is culturally inclusive, in that all students can be encouraged to share greetings and introductions that are used in their cultures
We encourage you to think about how you could use these ideas with your students.
Gregory Ho and Edmore Masaka talk about the “Zimbabwe clapping greeting”
In support of ECU’s commitment that no student will be disadvantaged as a result of COVID-19, these resources take account of the real-world conditions under which many students are learning. The advice is designed to be as inclusive as possible, and support staff in designing and implementing curriculum and assessment that will keep students connected, engaged, and progressing toward the learning outcomes until normal teaching resumes.