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Using Systems Thinking to Make Critical Key Decisions

Superintendent Andy Withers stresses the importance and process of using systems thinking to make smart decisions, not temporary reactive bandages,...

Published: September 1, 2021
Topics: Systems Change
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The Transformative Centering of Student Voices

Student researchers in YARI examined themselves within the education system to guide their research questions. Learn about the impact.

Published: August 2, 2021
Topics: Systems Change
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Human-Centered Learning and Student Agency: “Think Big, Start Small and Act Fast”

Authentic, impactful, goal-oriented learning experiences require ongoing collaboration and guidance from educators.

Published: July 21, 2021
Topics: Assessment and Accountability
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Empowering Youth with Systems Thinking

Explore the ways in which youth use systems thinking tools to see the big picture and address community problems.

Published: June 7, 2021
Topics: Systems Change
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Relational Competencies: Building Skills Imperfectly

Dig into relational competencies, one of the four strategies in Envisioning Human-Centered Learning Systems.

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Education in the Balance: Tensions Affecting Education’s Futures

Exposing issues as COVID-19 continues to unfold and the longstanding movement toward racial justice continues to gain traction

Published: January 13, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Smart Technologies in the Era of COVID-19

Engineering education researcher Kate Goodman shares her thoughts on foundational and emerging issues related to smart technologies in education in...

Published: November 17, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Shifting My Mental Model: Systems Thinking in Action

Creating systems diagrams involves learning and reflection. See how mental models can change when taking systemic racism into account.

Published: October 26, 2020
Topics: Systems Change
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Befriending Uncertainty: Tools for Thinking and Collaborating

Introducing two tools for thinking about and collaborating to build education futures

Published: October 21, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Observing Interconnections: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

One of the Futures Studies tools everyone can use to analyze issues at the systems level is a Connection Circle....

Published: September 2, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Mental Models and Transformation from the Inside Out

We must transform our mental models in order to transform education systems.

Published: July 29, 2020
Topics: Systems Change
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Facing Uncertainty: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

How does the future of learning look when faced with uncertainties presented by COVID-19? Katie King and Anne Olson discuss.

Published: July 23, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Systems Thinking and the Work of Transformation

The urgent need for systems thinking and transformation cannot be understated right now.

Published: July 20, 2020
Topics: Systems Change
Publication
The Education Changemaker’s Guidebook to Systems Thinking

This guidebook introduces the theories, language, mindsets and tools of systems thinking for the purpose of informing approaches to systems...

Published: June 30, 2020
Topics: Systems Change
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The Future of Learning and COVID-19

Individuals from more than 20 countries joined us for a recent informal webinar exploring future tensions and uncertainties arising from...

Published: May 22, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Futures Thinking Now: Reflecting on Vision

Our visions can provide direction and can help us see opportunity to make an impact in a turbulent time. We've...

Published: May 5, 2020
Topics: Systems Change, Vision and Culture
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Futures Thinking Now: Examining Assumptions about the Future

Often we consider our assumptions to be fact. But do they have to be?

Published: April 28, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Futures Thinking Now: Facing Uncertainty

How can we apply futures thinking approaches to current uncertainties? Take a look.

Published: April 27, 2020
Topics: Overcoming Challenges
Article
Q&A with Cindy Foley: Developing Systemic Interdependence

Katie King discusses Systemic Interdependence from KnowledgeWorks' Future Forecast with Columbus Museum of Art's Cindy Foley.

Published: February 20, 2020
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning
Article
Reflections on the Importance of Libraries

Katie King reflects on the importance of libraries as social institutions using the Foundations for Flourishing Futures as a framework.

Published: February 6, 2020
Topics: Early Childhood
Article
Strategies to Shape the Future of Learning from EdSurge Fusion

We can all shape the future of learning, but it can be hard to see where to start.

Published: November 12, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Being a Parent Is Like Being a Futurist

There are similarities between being a parent and a futurist. In their best moments, both are also full of hope...

Published: November 1, 2019
Topics: Early Childhood
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Q&A with Jemar Lee: Living a Learning Lifestyle

Hear from student Jemar Lee about strategies raised in Navigating the Future: A Strategy Guide.

Published: October 7, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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Bridging the Future and Today: Launching a Strategy Guide for the Future of Learning

Our new strategy guide provides a framework for taking action with the future in mind.

Published: July 8, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning