REPORT
Aug 6, 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.

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Scope

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in early 2020, schools around the world closed to stop the spread of the virus. According to the UN, an estimated 1.25 billion students were impacted, many of whom didn’t have the technology to continue their education at home. [1] Others were able to wrangle with classes run by video conferencing software, but field trips and exams were cancelled and opportunities to connect with peers and teachers face-to-face were missed.