Stretton Institute COVID-19 Webinar

Stretton Institute COVID-19 Impacts on Education

An estimated 1.29 billion students worldwide enrolled in primary and secondary schools are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

School leaders and teachers have been asked to take immediate steps to develop and implement strategies which mitigate the educational impact. This Stretton Institute webinar through a panel of experts will discuss the unprecedented disruptions caused by COVID-19 to schools and schooling and analyse policy responses by governments in Australia and globally.

COVID-19 disruptions not only have an impact on educational outcomes for students but also affect teachers’ feelings about teaching, the profession more broadly and teachers’ wellbeing. Extensive Australian and international research has found that teachers are the most critical factor in student achievement and satisfaction. As nations experience COVID-19, schools can provide regeneration and hope.

This webinar will explore issues related to teachers, teaching and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters will explore how COVID-19 impacts teachers’ professional practice, wellbeing, school culture and policy.

Panellists include:
Professor Faye McCallum (Facilitator), Head, School of Education, Faculty of Arts, The University of Adelaide
Associate Professor Mathew White, Deputy Head, School of Education, Faculty of Arts, The University of Adelaide
Professor Lea Waters AM, Inaugural Gerry Higgins Chair in Positive Psychology, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne
Professor Lindsay Oades, Director, Centre for Positive Psychology, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne 


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