Abstract

The popular 21st Century acronym, VUCA—Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity, has touched every person on this planet—even those who had hitherto not experienced it, via the effects of the pandemic. For university students, when their face-to-face classes became online classes out of sheer necessity, VUCA was more perceptible and affected emotions. I had to borrow the principle of teaching at-risk students, i.e., providing structure, and apply it to teach all my final year preservice teachers in the “Sociological Perspectives of Education” course. In this paper, I would like to present the teaching strategies that I used with my students.


Author: Anita Rao Mysore


Bio: Anita Rao Mysore is an associate professor at Christ University. She was an assistant professor at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, after obtaining her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction, majoring in Multicultural Education from the University of Arkansas. Education for equity underpins her teaching, research, and service activities.