Sustaining learning communities through and beyond COVID-19 by Keith Holmes


This NORRAG Highlights is contributed Keith Holmes (Education Research and Foresight Team, UNESCO). The author explores how normal social interactions and routines have been suspended by the closure of schools during Covid – 19, thereby creating a new reality to which we must adapt. He suggests that we must invest in advance, in order to prepare ourselves for future crises and emergency situations. 

According to UNESCO, 1.58 billion students who would normally be in school or university are now at home, representing more than 91% of total enrolled learners. 191 countries have implemented country-wide closures of their schools and universities.

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