Remote Teaching and Supervision of Graduate Scholars in the Unprecedented and Testing Times


Fazal Ghani                  PhD, FDSRCPSGlasg, MSc, CMP , BDS, BSc

Supervisor of postgraduate research and education must ensure that scholars are professionally developed and made competent not only in their respective fields but also come out as graduates out of the institutions as useful members of the society and role-models. So far, a supervision that ensures mutual respect and the observing of office hours for learning, meetings, seminars and work has been considered useful and important. The current Covid-19 outbreak in the entire globe has disrupted all educational activities to happen in the educational institutions and research laboratories. The declaration, as public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization (WHO), of the Covid-19, has required all governments and communities to contain, prevent and control this dreadful virus and infection. In this regard, people including students and teachers at all levels, have been forced to observe social distancing and establish working from their homes. This unique working situation has created the need to use alternative approaches to teaching and monitoring of learning and research activities. This writing aims to elaborate upon some aspects of remote teaching and supervision of graduate students. It is hoped that it will provide useful guidance both for supervisors and their students.
KEYWORDS: Education, Supervision, Teaching, Graduate students, Scholars, Emergency remote teaching and supervision, Online education and supervision
HOW TO CITE: Ghani F. Remote teaching and supervision of graduate scholars in the unprecedented and testing times. J Pak Dent Assoc 2020;29(S):S36-42.
Received: 25 April 2020, Accepted: 10 June 2020

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