Yukonomist: The future of education in the North | Opinion - Yukon News

Keith Halliday, Yukon economist and author of the MacBride Museum’s Aurore of the Yukon series of historical children’s adventure novels observes, The pandemic has unleashed a wave of involuntary innovation in education. And this has big implications for learners in the North. 

The pandemic has unleashed a wave of involuntary innovation in education. And this has big implications for learners in the North.

University students in the Yukon take courses in Halifax. University students in India take courses at Yukon University. Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) students do their book learning remotely in Whitehorse, and travel to Edmonton with their masks for intense bursts of in-person practical training. High school students attend school alternate days and get work experience in between. Parents lean over the home-study table and rack their brains to remember French and algebra tips they last studied two decades ago.

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