Hybrid teaching: how to execute and innovate in education?

Hybrid teaching has been among the most talked-about topics in the education field since the beginning of this year and, at times, it is misinterpreted by many people. Big Brain’s pedagogical analyst, Matheus Araújo, emphasizes that it is not the mere transmission of the online class together with the classroom the hybrid teaching is characterized by the fluidity and complementarity of the two formats. “It is the wise use of technology, that is, it is not an end, it is a means that we use to provide education”, says Matheus.

There is a conception of the protagonist student, of classes that value learning, the identification of students’ needs with a focus on personalization, which seems to take a back seat when it comes to the topic. At first, glance, individualizing each student seems to be hard work for the teacher. However, technological tools allow this process to be carried out simply and easily. Big Brain encourages and trains teachers to add this method in the training of students.

The education system needs to focus on the role of the student, with the teacher as the mediator of learning. The student needs to present new models and education projects to be a protagonist, no longer relying solely on the active voice of the teacher. “Making the student activities, but also reflecting on the actions and then acting with a better focus”, emphasizes Matheus.

A survey carried out by the Brazilian Association of Distance Education (ABED), shows that even in a post-pandemic scenario, among the 2,700 students interviewed, from public and private schools, 38% of students prefer to continue with hybrid education, instead of in person. It is perceived that this is a new method that is here to stay and will continue to be applied in the coming years.

This innovation does not aim to prepare people only for the job market, as in the period of the Industrial Revolution, requiring the global training of students. With this, they develop knowledge and use all their potential to be happy in the decisions made for life and the community. According to Matheus, this new phase brought a perception to teachers that they can no longer simply teach. They need to constantly unlearn and relearn to educate according to the expectations of the new generations. “The pandemic showed the world that we have not advanced 10 years in education we have made up for lost time”, says the pedagogical analyst.

The current digital transition is a global movement, taking place in all areas and demanding more and more creativity and innovation. “We can be the solution to problems or, even more, expand the vision and challenge that exists for each sector. Big Brain – Microsoft – has focused on getting to know educational institutions, so that we can enhance their attributes and, in a personalized way, meet the challenges, creating solutions, campaigns, offers, and expectations to be achieved. The difference between the objective and the results is the strategy”, says Fernando Tardiolli, business manager at Big Brain.

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