Do We Look Back to Move Forward?

Bouncing Back, Back to Normal, Building Back

During the past 32 months, many have noted their desire to return to normal or create a “new normal”. A critical theoretical lens suggests that shedding romanticised notions of the past and old definitions of societal norms challenge us to consider making new ways in which to move forward after the global pandemic. How do we create a post-pandemic equitable, diverse, and inclusive world? How do we work with our students to not criticise the old, the past, and the "before" pandemic world but to use honest / reflective critique to articulate what must change to sustain the viability of our world? How do we educate for reality and reflection as to what didn’t work in those “norms” that we seem to be mourning?

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