Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education: experiences and feelings reported by primary school pupils from Greece and Turkey

Soylu, Demet ORCID:, Lampropoulos, Georgios, Siakas, Errikos, Panteri, Maria, Valtanen, Juri, Berki, Eleni, Siakas, Kerstin V., Medeni, Tunc D., Edwards, J. Adam ORCID: and Georgiadou, Elli (2021) Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on education: experiences and feelings reported by primary school pupils from Greece and Turkey. Uhomoibhi, J., Linecar, P., Marchbank, P., Ross, Margaret and Staples, Geoff, eds. Inspire XXVI: Delivering global education and impact in emergencies using e-learning. In: BCS Inspire XXVI: Delivering global eductation and impact in emergencies using e-learning, 21-23 Jun 2021, Southampton. e-ISBN 9781999654955. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Covid 19 pandemic had a huge impact upon life and the educational experience of students. One of the groups mostly affected from this pandemic is the school children. The sudden transition to distance education from traditional face-to-face education undoubtedly changed the implementation methods of the teaching programme in schools. The research study reported in this paper was carried out in Greece and Turkey. Responses were collected from primary school pupils who voluntarily and anonymously completed an online questionnaire with multiple choice questions. The latter were carefully worded in an appropriate and understandable way, using language suitable for primary school aged children. Comparisons between the responses from the two countries revealed similarities and differences. Through a comparative approach the research results are particularly scruitinised through the lenses of equal opportunities and social exclusion policies along with a cross cultural perspective, which is expected to have a useful impact during the post pandemic era. By sharing the collective knowledge and experience gained, we aspire to propose educational strategies for well-being and recovery, and overall educational process improvement.

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