Purpose: This paper explores the role of professional collaboration and agency during the global COVID-19 pandemic and possible lessons for the future from the perspective of a teacher, leader and postgraduate researcher.
Design/methodology/approach: This essay explores the complex role of collaboration and agency in responding to the challenges arising during the global COVID-19 pandemic utilizing research as well as the author's lived experience.
Findings: The author finds that through a renewed emphasis on effective professional collaboration and agency, not only are there opportunities to embed lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is also scope to work towards education systems that reflect the complex global socio-political contexts communities may find themselves in and the evolving needs that result from them.
Originality/value: This paper offers insights into the work of teachers and school leaders, the increasing complexity of their roles over time, and particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, considering what this might mean for the future. Copyright © 2020 Emerald Publishing Limited.
CitationCampbell, P. (2020). Rethinking professional collaboration and agency in a post-pandemic era. Journal of Professional Capital and Community, 5(3/4), 337-341. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPCC-06-2020-0033
- Education reform
- Professional capital
- Professional collaboration