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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
Article
The Stories You Loved in 2020

What did you love this year? What did you find inspiring? What did you find helpful? We've compiled our top...

Article
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
Publication
Envisioning Human-Centered Learning Systems

Could the future of learning be human-centered? What could that mean for teaching and learning?

Published: November 19, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning, Vision and Culture
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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
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
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
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
Video
Futures Triangle: A Futures Thinking Now Conversation

The Futures Triangle helps teams take history into account when examining the present and creating a common desired future together....

Published: October 8, 2020
Topics: 101, Future of Learning, Systems Change
Video
Systems Change, Meet Futures Thinking

How do futures thinking and systems change interact in envisioning the future of learning for everyone? Katherine Prince has more...

Published: October 2, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Advocacy and Education Policies of Tomorrow

What possible futures does Anne Olson see in education policy, and what advocacy strategies can take us there? See her...

Published: September 28, 2020
Topics: Education Policy, Future of Learning
Article
Now Is the Time for Futures Thinking

Education is the place to dive in together with futurists' tools to think about problems and solutions at a deeper,...

Published: September 17, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
Video
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
Publication
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
Video
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
Video
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
Article
Futures Thinking Now: Drivers of Change and Futures Triangle

How can we apply futures thinking tools, such as the Futures Triangle, to help us look at possible futures in...

Published: April 30, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
Article
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
Video
An Educated Person in 2035 and the Future of Learning

Katherine Prince was a featured speaker at the Sarasota Institute's first symposium of 2020, talking about the future of learning.

Published: April 23, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
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
The Maker Economy: Democratizing Production to Prototype Unique Solutions

There can be little doubt that the Maker Movement is here to stay and has had impacts on communities and...

Published: April 1, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning