What’s the distance?
it is the most pronounced word in relation to school.
if we think of the pre-pandemic school, however, the teachers have always said we need also a “distant school” (eg homework) and as well the innovators have often proposed an absolutely “remote” formula, such as the flipped classroom .
And this is essentially due to the fact that the concept of “presence” is completely relative, from the learning point of view.
We have often admitted that we practice teaching through technological devices, (also) because inside the physical presence of a student there’s a mental distance; it’s that gap many of us have precisely tried to fill with technology.
And it’s the reason I think it is useful today to re-problematize the concept of distance.