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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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
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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: 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
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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
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
Article
Pattern Recognition: Following Data Trails and Discerning the Signals from the Noise

An expansion of data creation and use was a central theme of the Pattern Recognition driver of change from our...

Published: March 26, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
Article
Looking at Resilience, Empathy and Equity as We All Navigate an Uncertain Future

Given COVID-19's disruption, our experts weigh in with thoughtful discourse on society's resilience and how institutions can be more prepared.

Published: March 18, 2020
Topics: Education Equity, Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Platforms for Resilience: Navigating Systems Shocks through Innovation and Cooperation

In the 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning, we explored the creation of new strategies for resiliency.

Published: February 28, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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
A New Civic Discourse: Influencing Change Through Dialogues

The idea that new dialogues would facilitate societal change is explored by the driver of change, A New Civic Discourse.

Published: February 17, 2020
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning
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The Future is Everybody’s Business

KnowledgeWorks explores how imagining future possibilities empowers educators and students to create the future they want.

Published: February 12, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning