The fifth webinar of the 2021 Learning for All series took place on Thursday, 3 June at 3pm Irish Time. The webinar was entitled ‘Re-imagining on the cusp – what next for education post-Covid?’. We were delighted to welcome panellists from Ireland, Scotland, Canada and Australia to take part in the discussion.
This webinar looked at how education has evolved over the past year. The pandemic has forced us to rethink education and what is important for our students. Last March, schools around the world had to react over night to the first pandemic in a century. Since then, schools have worked hard with communities to respond to their needs, some old, some new. It is fair to say that the creativity and capacity of education systems to innovate has been put to the test. How have we fared? What did we learn and how has our vision for the future of education changed?
There is now a greater awareness of the importance of teaching as a social and relational process, while the need for quality learning environments for all students is better understood. How can we build on and scale the new ideas and practices which have emerged?
The panel included:
Moderator - Tomás Ó Ruairc, Director of the Teaching Council in Ireland
Ciara O’Donnell, Director of the Professional Development Service for Teachers in Ireland.
Khadija Mohammed, Lecturer in University of the West of Scotland and Vice Convener of General Teaching Council of Scotland.
Andy Hargreaves, Research Professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College.
Deborah Netolicky, Research Associate at Murdoch University and Head of Teaching and Learning in St. Mark’s Anglican Community School, Australia.
You can register to attend the webinar here.
A copy of the PowerPoint used is available to download at teachingcouncil.ie//!ZCBG2W