Roshan Ramdhany, PwC Education Industry Leader says: "Covid-19 has given us a glimpse of the world to come and has forced us to rethink what we are teaching and preparing people for. Moving forward, educators will need to rethink how they educate future generations. They will need to consider redefining what education should look like for Generation Z, Alpha, and beyond.
“The pandemic has brought the role of teachers to the fore as they reinvent ways to provide education and services. In order for educators to be adequately prepared to teach in this ever-changing environment, they need to upskill themselves and others for the new digital world. The shift to virtual classrooms, virtual collaboration and online assessments require digital skills and the use of tools to ensure that the knowledge imparted is not lost.”
The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed teachers to quickly adapt to the new way of doing things. Covid-19 is not the only crisis that we will face in our lifetimes. Therefore, educators will need to continuously upskill and develop their digital skills in order to play a facilitation role to learners and to stay abreast with new technologies.