Back to the Drawing Board for Schools?
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Lockdown has seen the biggest change to school life in centuries: laptop screens have replaced classrooms, parents are now teachers and exams have gone out the window. Whilst for many this is a long-awaited change that brings education into the 21st century, it has also exposed the fragility and inequalities of the system. Some children have thrived in this new environment, others have been left behind.
This is an opportunity for a radical rethink; teacher and University Challenge star Bobby Seagull, Professor of Learning Bill Lucas and poet and teacher Kate Clanchy (Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me) discuss with Hashi Mohamed what the future of education could look like.
This event is part of The Citizens’ Manifesto series in which we want to bring people together to share stories, make sense of this moment and discuss the choices we now face for the future. We want to know what’s important to you; what are you concerned about, hopeful for and looking forward to in the future? What elements of our lockdown lives should we maintain? And what has been exposed as outdated?