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Rethinking professional collaboration and agency in a post-pandemic era

Paul Campbell (School of Education, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK)

Journal of Professional Capital and Community

ISSN: 2056-9548

Article publication date: 29 June 2020

Issue publication date: 25 November 2020

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Abstract

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.

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Citation

Campbell, P. (2020), "Rethinking professional collaboration and agency in a post-pandemic era", Journal of Professional Capital and Community, Vol. 5 No. 3/4, pp. 337-341. https://doi.org/10.1108/JPCC-06-2020-0033

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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