The Owerko Centre Presents Podcast

Episode 3: How are students coping with returning to school under the COVID-19 pandemic?

January 4, 2021

The terms “unprecedented,” “historic,” and “crisis” are words that have exhausted their usefulness in describing the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. Since March, however, these words have likely held true for thousands of students who had their educational paths disrupted by school closures and online learning. How are the students themselves handling the disruption? What are their feelings about their own personal learning, health, mental health, and relationships in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? Can the students own perspectives be used to inform school and board decisions moving forward?

Dr. Kelly Schwartz and his team at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary decided to investigate these questions and others as they asked the students themselves to explore their own thoughts. 

Dr. Schwartz is an Associate Professor in School & Applied Child Psychology in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary and is a member of The Owerko Centre and the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute.

Learn more about the study and Dr. Schwartz's research below.



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