Decision-making in education often focuses on the short-term, looking to make established practices more efficient. By opening perspectives beyond immediate constraints, Futures Thinking enhances the capacity of policy-makers and practitioners to anticipate change, grasp opportunities, and cope with threats. The Schooling for Tomorrow research on Futures Thinking is organised into the four sections below.
Here you will find briefs on what scenarios are, why they are pertinent tools for shaping schooling and learning, and how to use scenario development, accompanied by supporting papers on scenario methodology and application.
Here you will find briefs on major international trends most likely to affect schooling and learning settings and systems, as well as briefs on educational trends. These are essential for constructing plausible scenarios.
Here you can access the country experiences developed within Schooling for Tomorrow, as well as new initiatives in progress. These provide examples of the variety of purposes and contexts for which Futures Thinking may be applied.
This provides a brief introduction to other methodologies beyond scenarios that are used for Futures Thinking in education, with links to external sites containing examples of their uses.