Schools may be back in session in many countries, but how has the disruption caused by COVID-19 impacted the future of education? Canvas8 spoke to Valerie Hannon, the co-author of Thrive: The Purpose of Schools in a Changing World, about why schools need to rethink what we learn for.
Valerie Hannon has spent 50 years in education and is the co-founder of the non-profit organisation Innovation Unit. She is considered an expert in education change programmes and is the co-author of Thrive: the Purpose of Schools in a Changing World.
Emma Sheppard is a journalist specialising in business, technology, family and social affairs. As well as Canvas8, her work has appeared in The Guardian, Wired, BBC Worldwide, The Independent and more.
A desire to stave off boredom and anxiety in lockdown has led many people to explore the world of online learning, embracing virtual dance sessions and workshops with celebrities. As our interactions become forcibly digitized, could COVID-19 usher in a new era of digital mentorship?
From games of tag and playing catch to playground chats, a wide range of playtime activities have become impossible in life under lockdown, with potentially detrimental effects for children’s mental wellbeing. As parents try to keep kids content, they want brands to step in to fill the playtime gap.
A world perplexed by the question of how to handle a pandemic is trying to create an environment for change. While most scramble to form a framework around Generation Alpha, Canvas8 spoke to expert Dan Woodman about how best to think about such cohorts while the world is in flux.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the closure of schools and parks, and put an end to playdates and family gatherings. With implications for Gen Alphas expected to run far deeper than changes to daily routines, Canvas8 spoke to three experts to explore the effects of the crisis on children.