Volume 18 · Number 2 · Pages 210–212
Teaching During the Pandemic: Addressing the Challenges of Online Learning

Victor V. Cifarelli

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Open peer commentary on the article “Living in Mapworld: Academia, Symbolic Abstraction, and the Shift to Online Everything” by Simon Penny. Abstract: I comment on Simon Penny’s main points about human cognition and his concerns about online education. I then provide an example and novice 4E assessment of my experience teaching mathematics remotely during the pandemic in the hope that it will encourage us to self-reflect on our own experiences, and determine whether frameworks such as 4E can shed light on our own observations and explanatory models during this most extraordinary period.


Cifarelli V. V. (2023) Teaching during the pandemic: Addressing the challenges of online learning. Constructivist Foundations 18(2): 210–212. https://constructivist.info/18/2/210

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