Debate about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our schools, universities and most importantly on our students continues to rage.  With our educators now considered front line workers there is no better time to contemplate the future of education. But how do we steer education through this new world? What role can school communities, our education systems and universities play in forging a path forward?

Join us for a series of public webinars, designed to challenge how we think about education and help us plan for this new world. Each webinar examined a key issue facing the sector with world renowned experts debating the merits of new and provocative ideas as they confront the challenges of education in a COVID-19 world.

All our panellists appear in every episode as they discuss the challenges and solutions proposed by the featured expert.

The panellists were joined by:

Episode 01

Professor Yong Zhao on: Education leaders must reconsider the way we teach and learn. Do we need to reconsider the place of technology in the education sector?

Recorded on Tuesday 28 July 2020.

Episode 2

Professor Sandra Milligan on: What skills and resources will students need to be agile and thrive, as they head into the world? What needs to be done now to fix a system where many students don’t get what they need to thrive?

Recorded on Tuesday 4 August 2020.

Episode 3

Laureate Professor John Hattie on: Are the days of evidence over? Will the future be about gathering evidence and simply figuring out what works and sticking to a plan to find ways to inoculate against any further disruption?

Recorded on Tuesday 11 August 2020.

Episode 4

A collective view on: What can we realistically achieve?
All the panellists will discuss the challenges and solutions presented in the first three episodes and outline a new future for education.

Recorded on Tuesday 18 August 2020.