Articles | Volume 5, issue 3
Geosci. Commun., 5, 261–274, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-261-2022

Special issue: Education and professional development in hydro-environmental...

Geosci. Commun., 5, 261–274, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-5-261-2022
Research article
14 Sep 2022
Research article | 14 Sep 2022

A snapshot sample on how COVID-19 impacted and holds up a mirror to European water education

Benjamin M. C. Fischer and Alexandru Tatomir

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The aim of this paper is to communicate results of our survey giving a first overview and reflects how teaching of hydrology and water-related sciences changed due to COVID-19. Next to many negative aspects for teachers and students, a spirit of optimism, time of change and community initiatives could also be noticed. COVID-19 made it possible to explore novel teaching methods useful for modernizing education and making practical teaching formats accessible to all hydrology and water students.
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