Covid-19 will change our outlook on education and technology forever

At the end of the coronavirus crisis, we will need to reflect on what we have learned about teaching and learning, technology and ourselves, says former schools minister Jim Knight

In the past three weeks or so, our primary and secondary schools have pulled off a feat that in ordinary times would have taken years to achieve.

By moving to remote and online education for the vast majority of pupils in the face of a global pandemic, school leaders and teachers have gone beyond the call of duty.

As we contemplate more weeks in lockdown, with very little prospect of a return to normality before the end of the academic year, there is evidence that the education system is now getting its head around the learning challenges – and opportunities – presented by these sudden and dramatic changes.

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