Unleash the power of maker education


If there’s something the coronavirus pandemic has made abundantly clear, it is that digital education is more than just moving the classroom to Zoom. Granted, technology has saved the day in the face of “the greatest shake-up in education in a century”, but it has also highlighted startling digital divides. Not only in terms of school and student access to digital tools but also in terms of opportunity to embed them in learning and teaching practices in meaningful ways, a recent paper has found.

Online educations worked much better where teachers had greater agency and were used to project-based teaching. Sadly, students in more traditional educational systems did worse, pointed out the OECD’s Andreas Schleicher among the key pandemic lessons learned at the first-ever T4 global teachers’ online conference. The time is now to realign teaching materials and adopt new methodologies to equip today’s youth with the skills they'll need to succeed in their di

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