6 Aug 2021
Valerie Hannon on teaching young people to thrive

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.