Feelings and emotions in the face of the COVID19 pandemic in URACCAN students
According to the researcher, teachers have a responsibility to create alternatives aimed at the emotional stability of students.
Josselyn Flores

Proposing alternatives in emerging contexts

Under the theme "Feelings and emotions before the COVID-19 pandemic in URACCAN students", teacher Diana María Blandón Jirón, from the New Guinea precinct, kicked out the presentations of the Sam Pitts Scientific Conference of Teachers. This research reflects the reality faced by students in New Guinea in the face of the pandemic, from their emotions and changes, as well as the actions that the university has implemented to protect its university community and to deal with this situation in a responsible manner.

Findings on students' feelings

The teacher argued that "We find in this document that people cannot talk about our feelings, express our emotions for fear of being criticized, or being rejected for having the Covid."

The exhibitor also cited the situation of students in the face of this pandemic."The feelings and emotions of URACCAN New Guinea students in the face of the pandemic have led to major and significant changes in our emotional development, both of them and of teachers, which define and condition our emotional and affective responses to the crisis and are reflected in the learning of students."

The lack of knowledge of how to talk and deal with feelings and emotions has created great uncertainty in the student population that hinders learning, triggering different challenges in behavior.

"That label and those criticisms fall on our minds, so our students can't share how they feel, so teachers have a responsibility to create alternatives that raise awareness of promoting emotional stability," she explained.

Similarly, the researcher addressed information from the Ministry of Health on how emotion has harmed people in the face of this crisis. "According to minsa information, cases of death from heart attack, paralysis in this time of pandemic has increased because of the unknownness of not being able to control emotions and feelings, that is, not all that have become sick and have died has not only been due to the disease, sometimes emotionally we think that we do have the disease because we begin to feel all the symptoms and it is because we really can not control our emotions feelings and needs."

Shares by URACCAN

"Among the actions that have been developed in URACCAN, it highlights the accompaniment to its student community with the creation of the safety protocol, which frames the use of masks in students, hand washing and preventive measures to prevent contagion, this has helped to cope with this situation that we faced," she said.