The E-Journal of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (EHASS) published by Noyam Publishers announces its Post COVID-19 Special Issue scheduled to be published on the 28th of October,2022.
THEME: Sustaining Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in the Post COVID-19 Classrooms
Guest Editor : Dr. Bunmi Isaiah Omodan (Faculty of Education, Walter Sisulu University – Republic of South Africa).
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) has experienced various challenges and shifts from normal classroom dimensions to what several scholars regard as the “new normal.” However, teaching and learning continue with or without transformative teaching approaches amidst the new normal or what seems to be the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. The SoTL, which enriches our understanding of how students learn by providing evidence-based insights about effective teaching methods and strategies, seems to be at its lowest during this period. In response to the pandemic, some SoTL scholars have shifted their focus to rethink their research agenda and projects by investigating online teaching and learning issues, while some have abandoned their research projects.
Therefore, SoTL scholars need to continue their research work to improve educators’ understanding of how best to teach and learn and how students and educational institutions respond to the shift in the post-pandemic classrooms. This issue would allow scholars across all disciplines to share their findings, approaches, strategies, views, and arguments, among others, that could enhance sustainable post-COVID-19 pedagogical needs. It is believed that this will play an essential role in helping scholars, educators and educational agencies to understand the present and prepare for the future.
Guest Editor’s Profile
Bunmi Isaiah Omodan is a Senior Lecturer at Walter Sisulu University, South Africa. He is a certified Human Resource Manager with a PhD in Education Management and Leadership, a master’s degree in Educational Management and B.A. Ed. in the English Language. He is the Editor-in Chief of the Interdisciplinary Journal of Rural and Community Studies and the Interdisciplinary Journal of Education Research. He also guest-edited Research in Social Sciences and Technology in 2021. He currently holds a research grant to decolonise the management of student unrest in South Africa. He is currently a member of the British Education Leadership, Management and Administration Society (BELMAS), Nigeria Association for Educational Administration and Planning (NAEAP), and Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration and Management (CCEAM). He has, as of today, published many articles in various local and international journals, chapters-in-books, and conference proceedings. His research focus includes but is not limited to qualitative and quantitative research approaches, social and Africanised pedagogy, and conflict management.