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How can educators nurture original and independent learners while staying sane themselves?

The effects of this new ‘normal’ on mental health have been manifold. From increased stress and insecurities to diminished self-confidence and increased loneliness – the extended period of distance learning driven by the pandemic, has had a visible toll on both teachers and students alike.

Over the last year, technology has been at the forefront of teaching, learning and assessing. Attending classes online, setting and sitting for online exams and submitting assessments have also led to increased anxiety: while some teachers are trying their best to innovate teaching and assessment, students are finding it stressful to cope with it all.

A challenge for students and educators

In this environment, how can we find ‘ourselves’ again, as teachers and students? How can teachers continue to support students in their journey to become independent and confident learners – whilst ensuring their own sanity?

To answer these questions and many more, please join us in our upcoming webinar on this topic. This webinar is brought to you in conjunction with the Centre for Academic Integrity in the UAE’s ‘Celebrating Academic Integrity Week 2021‘.

Our Panelists

Dr Zeenath Khan

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Dr Zeenath Reza Khan is the Founding President and Board Member of the Centre for Academic Integrity in the UAE, and the Assistant Professor of Cyber Ethics at Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences at the University of Wollongong in Dubai.


Joslin Gracias


Joslin Gracias works as a student counsellor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai. Post her master’s in clinical psychology, she has been working in the field of mental health for the last 10 years. 

Tisha Sajnani


Tisha is a Computer Science student at the University of Wollongong in Dubai. She is currently in her sophomore year and is a member of the Student Board at the Centre for Academic Integrity in UAE.

Verena Kunz-Gehrmann

Verena is the Chief Marketing Officer at Ouriginal. Before joining Ouriginal in 2018, she worked for various well-known IT companies in Asia and Europe.


Date: 20 October 2021

Time: 11am Stockholm/1pm Dubai

Duration: 60 minutes

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