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Schools will have to continue using digital tools, Richard Goldstein, PwC’s Public Sector industry leader expects. At the same time, he foresees a development toward more tailored education. ‘The crisis has accelerated the digitization in education, and this is an advantage we should build on in a well thought-out manner.’
In many respects, education has still been following patterns dating back to the time of the industrial revolution, like indicating the start of lessons by means of a bell. Older teachers in particular continue working according to these patterns, while their pupils go on ahead in the use of digital tools.
The crisis has enforced a change in this. Goldstein: ‘Before the pandemic, digital tools were mostly used to replace older versions of these tools, like whiteboards replacing the blackboards, or tablets and software taking the place of textbooks. For the future, we need to think of tailormade solutions that match the needs of individual pupils. From now on, the challenge will be to continue on this road, directed by the government who will have to free up budgets for this as well, and resist returning back to what was before.’