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VIRTUAL EVENT: Listening to students to improve schools especially in COVID-19 times

20 October 2020, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Modern empty science lab classroom. Photo by Phil Meech for UCL Institute of Education

Should the focus for future discussions be about how to make up lost time, or to build on the successes achieved during the lockdown?

This event is free.

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Bernie Munoz

In Spring 2020, schools in many countries faced challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

School closures at short notice created severe disruption, and staff had to teach remotely with little preparation. Many teachers rose to the challenge, leading to questions about the future of schooling. 

Schleicher suggests that 'it is about looking seriously and dispassionately at good practice in our own countries and elsewhere to become knowledgeable about what works'. 

In this webinar, Dr Sara Bubb and Maria-Ana Jones present their research about the views of pupils, parents, and teachers of ‘home-school’ in one Norwegian municipality.

The researchers have written about how the COVID-19 home-schooling experience can boost creativity and enhance teacher feedback in the IOE Blog. They invite consideration of the wider implications of this research and practice in other contexts.


  • Dr Sara Bubb, Associate Professor, UCL Institute of Education
  • Mari-Ana Jones, PhD candidate, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

DLL seminar series

The Department of Learning and Leadership (DLL) hosts a research seminar series where invited speakers present work relevant to the department’s areas of expertise.


Image: Phil Meech for UCL Institute of Education