Peer Support in Response to the Spread of COVID-19
remote teaching and education
In spring, 2020, graduation and commencement ceremonies across the country were cancelled to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In mid-April 2020, the situation had worsened and a state of emergency was declared nationwide. The new academic year has been vastly different and this situation has presumably had a great impact on freshmen and continuing students as well. This article considers the possibilities and limitations of peer support via remote teaching by looking at teaching ＂Counseling Practice in a remote learning environment. It introduces how this subject was taught online this academic year, compares it with the conventional style of teaching, and focuses on peer support. This article proposes, moreover, the necessity of building up the peer support system by considering the benefits and challenges of integrating peer support into teaching.
Departmental Bulletin Paper