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Irene Pereira

Assistant Professor, St. Ann’s College of Education (SACOE)

Ms Pereira’s qualifications include a M.Ed., from St. Ann’s College of Education, M.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Sunderland, UK, B.A. Honors in Economics from the University of Iowa, USA and postgraduate diploma in teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), UK. She also holds legal qualifications from the City University and BPP, UK. Having clocked 45 years of working experience: 30 in administration and management, 15 years as a Legal Consultant and assistant for international law firms and governmental organizations concentrating on dispute resolution, international war reparation claims, and assisting in the management of the world’s largest environmental rehabilitation program, she is currently actively engaged in the teaching profession.

Covid not only rocked but also flipped the education systems world-wide. Online learning and online assessments mushroomed with ferocious velocity to mitigate the loss in learning without really evaluating, if the assessments were based on comprehension of skills or their proficiency. The system was found to be lacking in opportunities for students to demonstrate their literacy and numeracy skills needed to obtain a desirable qualification.  Questions of fairness and equity on how best to e...

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