COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted most of our countries, and experts are indicating that we all have some difficult months ahead.  Many ECTE member schools are being closed, residential delivery is being supplanted by various forms of distance education, and most of our students, staff and faculty are studying and working in isolation in their own homes.

As network of over 70 theological schools, we can offer each other solidarity and support in this difficult time.  Some of you may have found creative alternatives to delivery or other ideas of good practice.  Some may have well-developed video content or learning platforms that you might be willing share with other schools.  Others yet may have developed good pastoral advice or theological responses that might benefit the entire community.  Clearly, the events that are unfolding will also have a financial impact and as a network we can support each other as we each face similar challenges. Some may simply wish to share their story. Please click here to share any of this with the ECTE community (subscribe to the discussion to receive notifications).

Please also make use of the following resources:
  1. QA During COVID-19.  As the emergency progresses the ECTE Council will be responding with criteria of good practice.  These will be published here.
  2. COVID-19 ECTE Queries form.  Use this form to ask for advice on areas of quality assurance that are being impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.  The Council will consider these on a case-by-case basis and provide creative guidance.
  3. Educating in Emergency. This is a nanocourse that has been developed by the ICETE Academy.  This course only lasts 2 hours and provides some good suggestions and a global discussion forum where you can compare your experience with those of other schools across the world.  As an ECTE member, you benefit from an organisational plan, so the course is completely free (you only need to register and self-enrol, instructions here).