Rethinking professional collaboration and agency in a post-pandemic era
Journal of Professional Capital and Community
Article publication date: 29 June 2020
Issue publication date: 25 November 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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