Teacher of Social Sciences and Post-Pandemic Challenges. Considerations Regarding the Moral-Civic Education of Students
Some of the social changes caused by the effects of the pandemic, expected right from the beginning of this episode with a major impact on humanity, are felt both in personal value systems and in interpersonal relationships infiltrated by axiological redefinition. It is difficult, at this moment, to realize how each individual reoriented his values and what is the direction of social transformation, but we are at a time of questions and challenges: how teachers will manage the influences of the social environment in moral-civic education (a process, moreover, challenging in the pre-pandemic period), which categories of values will dominate in these influences, how much of the "old pedagogy" can be applied in the context of a "different world" and how does this world actually look like? Do we tend to become more individualistic by activating the conservation instinct, or more oriented towards others in a developed, pandemic civility, through solidarity? Maybe a little more than the others, because their role is to facilitate the understanding of this dynamic, social science teachers are faced with a new responsibility: to calibrate the value orientations between two worlds, to find ways for continuity, but also for becoming. For some of them, these approaches can be facilitated by experience, but how students – future social sciences teachers - receive such challenges, is contained through the results of a research in this article.