Memories of the future: educational concepts in the shadow of a pandemic year

  • Virendra Mistry Liverpool John Moores University


In June 2021, just after England had entered a fresh national lockdown, Liverpool John Moore University’s Teaching and Learning Conference (on the theme ‘Transition to Transformation’) was hosted entirely online for the very first time.  This paper was produced as a conference resource to offer a reflection on the pandemic year, 2020/21.  Its aim was to encourage delegates to consider ten educational concepts (Bildung, critical social theory, epistemology, colonialism, identity, diversity, care, friendships, creativity and performativity) in the context of key national and international developments of the pandemic year, including the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, USA.