Predicting the Great Snapback with Dr. Steve Joordens

Dr. Steve Joordens is a Psychology Professor and the Director of the Advanced Learning Technologies Lab at the University of Toronto. He’s also the Chief Science Officer at Cogneeto, the developer of PeerScholar, a peer-to-peer formative assessment app.

Steve returns to Trending in Education to talk about some predictions he’s making about how humans will behave as we come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Steve posits that the powerful forces of humans’ desire for social connection paired with our deeply entrained habits from prior to the pandemic will lead us to a quick snapback to many of the behavior patterns we had adopted prior.

We explore the opportunities institutions and individuals have to change those habits, but it will require focused, intentional actions as restrictions are lifted to lock in and establish new and improved patterns on the other side.

It’s a thought-provoking and timely conversation that you won’t want to miss!

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