TOWARDS AN UNDERSTANDING OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ RESPONSE IN TIMES OF PANDEMIC CRISIS (COVID-19)

Ioannis Kamarianos, Anthi Adamopoulou, Haris Lambropoulos, Georgios Stamelos

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In response to the need for more research evidence, as an empirical base for discussion on the experiences of young people, the current study aims to contribute to the discussion on their attitudes and behaviors in times of pandemic crisis. It is of great importance, that under the pressure of social limits on social distancing for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), young students have to adapt more efficiently with new technologies both every day and for educational practices, where their experiences involve multiple, complex and overlapping social and digital universes. According to the findings of this study, it is clear that as long as universities were closed, most of the/our young students did not have any difficulty in switching to online teaching. In addition, the participants' responses show that as Gen Z’s, they want to have the ability to learn new skills and make new experiences.

 

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pandemic crisis, COVID-19, digital natives, Generation Z

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v7i7.3149

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