About

 

This Schooling for Tomorrow knowledge bank is a tool for recording, processing, and sharing knowledge and information on Futures Thinking practices, methods, and analysis.
 
Background
 
The Schooling for Tomorrow project has developed a wealth of knowledge and information since its inception in 1997. This has involved a wide range of publications, seminars, conferences, working groups and other encounters - each one generating valuable insights and exchanges among participants. In addition, in 2005 the SfT Project moved into an ambitious new phase, expanding its collaborations with country-based initiatives to apply Futures Thinking to various national contexts and challenges.
 
Objectives
 
The knowledge base was developed to support efforts by educational stakeholders - and the new SfT country-based initiatives in particular - to reflect on and influence the future of schools, learning, and educational systems. The knowledge base has three key objectives:
  • Disseminate SfT findings and results
  • Consolidate lessons learnt from SfT analyses and operations
  • Inform dialogue and facilitate knowledge-sharing on Futures Thinking in education
 
Audience
 
The knowledge base serves all stakeholders in educational policy and practice:
  • Policy-makers at all levels of government
  • National and international organisations
  • Professional networks and institutions
  • Practitioners - school leaders and teachers
  • Other stakeholders in education, such as family and community
 
How it works
 
The knowledge base content converges from two directions: SfT projects at the country level, and OECD research on ways to advance and inform long-term educational planning. In this two-way learning process, diverse players in research and practice converge to build a solid base of knowledge on Futures Thinking in education.
 
Contents
 
Browsing this knowledge base, you will find:
  • Analytical briefs on key issues for Futures Thinking
  • Scenarios of possible futures for schooling
  • Abstracts of research papers, and the full versions in PDF format
  • SfT publications in browsing format, via the OECD bookshop
  • Information on country-specific experiences and new initiatives
  • Tools and methods to get started
  • Hands-on tools for stimulating trend analysis
  • Links to other OECD projects, partners, and institutions working with Futures Thinking
                                                    
And much more besides.
 
Where to find what: Lists of themes covered by the knowledge base, analytical briefs, and available articles (in short and full versions).