Speaking at this year’s EDUtech Asia conference, Group Education Director from the world’s leading premium international schools organisation Nord Anglia Education, Dr Elise Ecoff said that while there are still many “unknowns” about the pandemic, “there are also things that we absolutely know”.
“The pandemic was the great disruptor for every aspect of education, but to educators’ credit around the world, we’ve seen how our schools and teachers have adapted to the landscape under really difficult circumstances,” she said.
“We saw significant learning by our teachers and students, examples of innovation and resilience, and a much greater focus on collaboration. As a result, we’ve come out of it stronger. Our students and teachers are really making the most of that experience moving forward.”
While nothing can replace the dynamic exchange and learning that happens in the physical classroom, Dr Ecoff said Nord Anglia schools plan to focus on finding the right balance between physical classrooms and blended learning to ensure that students can stay connected, and continue to learn uninterrupted wherever they are in the world.