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Meet Jayden Harris, Youth Justice Advocate

Jayden Harris is a tireless champion of Black youth, and his hopes for the future just might be yours, too.

Published: November 22, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Meet Governor Williams, an Ambitious, Community-Minded Leader

A character from IMPACT: Learning Edition, Karissa Williams helps players explore the future for community leaders.

Published: October 26, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Systems Change
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Meet Ayren Batiste, a Future High-School Junior with Their Eyes on Success

Ayren is a fictional character from IMPACT: Learning Edition, and what they want for the future you might want, too.

Published: September 21, 2021
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Learning as a Lifelong Personal Practice

As she models her own lifelong and lifewide learning, Katherine Prince digs into an essential vision element from Envisioning Human-Centered...

Published: April 13, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture
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Grappling with Today’s Education Tensions

Complication and opportunity were keywords in conversation with KnowledgeWorks staff while discussing tensions affecting education's futures.

Published: March 9, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Shaping Postsecondary Education’s Futures

Explore trends shifting the postsecondary landscape, look at COVID-19’s impacts and see future possibilities for postsecondary education.

Published: February 18, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning
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We Need Human-Centered Learning Systems

Katherine Prince introduces Envisioning Human-Centered Learning Systems - how it came about, why it's needed and what's in it.

Published: February 2, 2021
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture
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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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Futures Thinking for Education Programs

Even as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also living through an era shift. What forces are shaping learning,...

Published: December 1, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Caregiving and the Future

Take a look at the opportunities, challenges and potential outcomes that resulted from scenarios of a recent play of the...

Published: November 10, 2020
Topics: Early Childhood, Future of Learning
Article
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
Publication
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
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
Article
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
Article
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
Article
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