Where do we [teachers and trainers] go now?


INNOVAPROS 2020 Yıldız Technical University, School of Languages Conference. Istanbul, Turkey., İstanbul, Turkey, 15 - 16 October 2020

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey



Political and economic wars, natural and nuclear disasters, pollution of natural resources, extinction of animals, racist/fundamentalist/nationalist movements, terrorism… What was next? I was personally expecting to see a monster or an alien, just like the ones in action movies. The monster/alien has come in the form of a virus, which has had a global impact on every aspect of life and especially on education since the beginning of 2020. Teachers, in every corner of the world, had to adapt to a new way of life and a new way of teaching in a week, and the uncertainty seems to be with us longer than we ever imagined. So where do we go now? This presentation attempts to touch on the aspects that will never be the same again in education and training for all of its stakeholders and to suggest setting new goals and having a positive perspective.