by Cameron Mirza
Educators around the world are trying to tackle the “complex problem” of how to modernise education systems and better prepare young people for the opportunities and challenges of an uncertain, unpredictable, and fast-moving 21st century. Teachers are currently functioning in a learning environment they may have had little or no training or for that matter any experience of distance learning. Whilst covid-19 has disrupted schools and universities around the world, it has, at the same time, quite rightly raised the status of teachers as many parents struggle to adapt to homeschooling. Therefore, now is the appropriate time to examine the future role of teachers and more importantly how policymakers and education leaders can support and enable the teachers of tomorrow to continue to change the lives of millions of learners around the world.