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What Do We Want for Education Post-Pandemic?

What's required of us to build a shared vision for education? A recent conversation from Philanthropy Forward provides some insight.

Published: October 15, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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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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Communicating the Future: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

Katherine Prince and Jason Swanson chat about the tools and resources needed to frame and prepare for change and why...

Published: August 19, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning
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Remaking Tomorrow Explores a Just, Learner-Centered Future for Education in the Greater Pittsburgh Region

In partnership with Remake Learning, KnowledgeWorks presents Remaking Tomorrow: Learning in a Post-Pandemic Future.

Published: August 10, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Education Futures: Balancing the Familiar and the Unknown

A publication aiming to help strategic foresight practitioners and organizations considering investing in Futures Studies

Published: August 5, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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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: Communicating the Future

Creating scenarios presents a challenge to communicate what could happen, not just what you think is most likely to happen...

Published: May 6, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Futures Thinking Now: Observing Interconnections

Systems thinking involves looking at an education system as if it were complex, cyclical and interconnected. We look at some...

Published: May 1, 2020
Topics: Overcoming Challenges, Systems Change
Article
Imagining Early Learning Alternatives

We asked, “How might stakeholders create dignified and self-affirming early learning experiences for all children?” Here's what KnowledgeWorks and Capita...

Published: April 17, 2020
Topics: Early Childhood, Social Emotional Learning
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The Future of Learning in Retrospective

Those of us who care about the future of learning are fortunate to get to shape what learning looks like.

Published: April 6, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Reexamining the Role of Caregiving in Society

How might stakeholders reexamine the role of caregiving in society, setting up systems, structures and narratives that reflect the true...

Published: January 10, 2020
Topics: Early Childhood
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Want to Help Children and Families Flourish? Try Shifting Perspective

To improve support for young children and their families, we need to broaden our viewpoints.

Published: January 6, 2020
Topics: Early Childhood
Article
Now, It’s 2020

The 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning looked to a future time horizon. And that time is now.

Published: January 2, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Navigating the Future Is Both Local and Systemic

How might we create opportunities for learners to bridge their lived experiences and identities with their learning?

Published: October 29, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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Pursuing Future Visions: Minding the Gaps

One of the most exciting parts of exploring the future of learning is identifying what we want from the future...

Published: August 5, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Designing for Human-Centered Learning

Human-centered learning could be the next horizon of personalized learning.

Published: July 30, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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Will We Make the Future of Learning Equitable?

Some traditional structures and practices persist for good reasons, but others perpetuate inequities that have plagued our education systems and...

Published: July 22, 2019
Topics: Education Equity, Future of Learning
Article
Museums Can Take on Learning Ecosystem Leadership

Community-based learning organizations like museums have a critical role to play in learning.

Published: July 1, 2019
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning
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Navigating the Future of Learning: A Strategy Guide

This strategy guide is designed to help K-12 educators, postsecondary education institutions and community-based learning organizations take action with the...

Published: June 26, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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Could Learners and Educators Experience Amplified Voice and Impact?

Amplified voice and impact means new ways in which learners’ and educators’ influence could be extended as the result of...

Published: June 24, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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Could Safeguards for Efficacy Help Balance the Use of Smart Technologies in Education?

Safeguards for efficacy could enable education stakeholders to provide vision and stewardship for embracing emerging technologies for intentional learner support.

Published: June 17, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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Could Future Learning Be Human-Centered?

When we look to the future of learning, we get to imagine what might become possible given the drivers of...

Published: June 10, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning
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Could Signature Learning Ecosystems Extend Opportunities for Learners?

New kinds of practices, programs, structures and roles could help educators and learners pursue their preferred futures of learning.

Published: June 3, 2019
Topics: Future of Learning