UCL Institute of Education

Centre for Education and International Development


Education in the Time of COVID-19: Exploring Contexts and Challenges

The coronavirus pandemic has radically changed human life around the world, including schooling and learning. While some challenges are universal, most are context specific. This CEID webinar will discuss education in the time of COVID -19 by exploring contexts and challenges from around the world. We asked a diverse group of educators a simple question: What are the main challenges facing education in a time of COVID-19? 

Speakers have written initial reflections, which you can read on the CEID Blog (see links below). They will expand on their reflections in 10-minute opening remarks, followed by a 30-minute moderated conversation by CEID co-director Moses Oketch. The event will take place online and audience members will be able to ask questions.

Date: September 25, 2020 

Time: 10 am in UK; 11 am in Belgium/South Africa; 5 pm in Hong Kong; 7 pm in Australia

Invited speakers: 

1.     Raewyn Connell – Professor Emerita, University of Sydney

2.     Nutsa Kobakhidze – Assistant Professor, University of Hong Kong

3.     David Edwards – General Secretary, Education International

4.     Melanie Walker – Professor, University of the Free State (South Africa)

5.     Ruth Oparebea Manu – Project Manager, Educational Development Projects Trust

Moderated by Moses Oketch, Professor, UCL Institute of Education 

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/education-in-the-time-of-covid-19-exploring-contexts-and-challenges-tickets-114263623574