6 lessons from the Pandemic for Education
Andrew Hargreaves on professional capital, 6 lessons from the Pandemic and new opportunities for educators
The key theme of Professor Hargreaves’ podcast is the new post-pandemic realia of education worldwide, which suggest the importance of public education development, economic consequences for education, the quality changes of the mindset that teachers and students experienced within the pandemic, students’ well-being when they come back to classrooms, and the significance of students’ independent learning. Professor Hargreaves points to the growth of teacher collaboration across the world and emphasizes the crucial role of traditional schooling and live communication between teachers and students.
Andrew Hargreaves’ professional capital comprises multiple achievements, titles, research works and awards. Andrew’s more than 30 books have attracted multiple Outstanding Writing Awards – including the prestigious 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Education for his symbolically entitled bestseller Professional Capital (with Michael Fullan). Also, in 2015, Boston College gave him its Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. A year later, he was honoured with the 2016 Horace Mann Award in the US and the Robert Owen Award in Scotland for services to public education. In March 2020, his most recent book Moving: a memoir of social mobility and education was published by Solution Tree.
Andrew is ranked by Education Week in the top 20 scholars with the most influence on US education policy debate. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Professional Capital and Community and a Member of the Editorial Board of 19 research journals including “Journal of Professional Capital and Community”, “Journal of Educational Change”, and “Curriculum Journal”.
Andrew Hargreaves has consulted with the OECD, the World Bank, governments, universities, and teacher unions worldwide. He is Research Professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College and Director of the CHENINE Collaboratory on Change, Engagement and Innovation at the University of Ottawa. He also holds Honorary Doctorates from the Education University of Hong Kong and the University of Uppsala in Sweden.
Professor Hargreaves is not using slides in his podcast for the purpose of better personal and emotional engagement with the audience.