International Virtual Round Table Session on The Emergence of Pandemic Pedagogy


"Let's Connect to Share, Learn and Build an Edu-ecosystem to Handle the Pandemic Era with New Pedagogical Approach”


The Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management of Taylor's University, Malaysia hosted an International Virtual Round Table session on the global topic in the academic world - "The Emergence of Pandemic Pedagogy."


The round table session was moderated by Dr. Logendra S Ponniah, Head of School, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management, Taylor's University. The Panelists were:-


  • Assoc. Prof. Anna Cherylle Kelsay M. Ramos, Director of UST Educational Technology Center, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phelim Yong, Head of School, School of Biosciences, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Taylor's University

  • Prof. Dr. Kashif Hussain, Director of Research, Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management, Taylor's University

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anasuya Jegathevi Jegathesan, Associate Professor, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Taylor's University

  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kandappan Balasubramanian, Associate Professor, School of Hospitality, Tourism and Events, Taylor's University

  • Chef Farouk bin Othman, Senior Lecturer, Taylor's Culinary Institute

  • Mr. Mark Beau De Silva, Senior Lecturer, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Taylor's University

  • Maream Nasra, Postgraduate Student, Master of International Hospitality Management, Taylor's University

  • Md Kamarulzaman bin Abdullah, Postgraduate Student, Master of International Hospitality Management, Taylor's University


Colleges and universities are facing decisions about how to continue teaching and learning while keeping their faculty, staff and students safe in the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many institutions have opted to cancel all face-to-face classes, including labs and other learning experiences, and have mandated the faculty to move their courses online to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.


This discussion was to explore issues faced by diverse academics in different academic backgrounds and how they are navigating this phenomenon. This forum was centered around the concept of Pandemic Pedagogy.


There were about 160 participants from 10 countries (Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, Germany, Afghan, Egypt, USA) attended this online round table session.


Round Table Session Recording:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e8Z6-OsD0u8e8f4aubElbJlaFUBhPDPw/view?usp=sharing