Title EDUCATION AFTER COVID-19: ISSUE EIGHT THE ROLE OF THE ARTS AND CREATIVITY Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet MCERA Media type Web Country/Territory Australia Date 31/08/20 Description COVID-19 has profoundly disrupted education. Instead of merely reacting to this disruption and attempting to create an illusion of normality, it is important to reflect carefully on how educators and policymakers can respond effectively, learn from the pandemic, and improve the education system in lasting ways.
To this end, we are issuing a weekly series, in which we invite experts to provide their insights on the things that can and should change for the better in education both during the pandemic and after.
Educationalist and author Sir Ken Robinson died on 21 August 2020. Well into his career as an education researcher and policy advisor, in 2006 he was made world famous for his provocative argument that schools kill children's creativity and need to be reformed. In commemoration, this week's issue is devoted to the role of the arts and creativity in giving students the skills and resilience to cope with the pandemic and to face the challenges that will follow in its wake.
Persons Sarah Powell