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Trends Shaping Education


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Trends Shaping Education supports strategic thinking on the future of education. Highlighting key economic, social, demographic and technological trends and their connection to education policy and practice, it helps us scan the horizon for emerging phenomena, using scenarios to explore the changes that appear most probable as well as those that we are not expecting. All of education is explored, from early childhood education and care through to tertiary education and lifelong learning.



Learn about the aims and origins of the Trends Shaping Education project.


Trends Shaping Education 2019

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Back to the Future of Education: Four OECD Scenarios for Schooling

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Publication: Back to the Future of Education: Four OECD Scenarios for Schooling.


Blog: Future proof? Four scenarios for the future of schooling


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The Trends Shaping Education Spotlights are a recurring series of briefs that highlight specific themes from Trends Shaping Education that are of particular interest to policy makers and practitioners.


Latest Spotlight:


Spotlight No. 22: Love & let live: Education and sexuality


Blog: It’s a pleasure: Improving sex and relationships education


Interactive Workshops

The Trends Shaping Education interactive workshops have developed a set of tools and dynamic exercises to support countries in learning from and preparing for the future.



Envisioning the Future of Education and Jobs, Trends, data and drawings (2019)

This OECD report explores how children see their future, and looks at those elements that, if properly understood and harnessed, could help them realise their dreams. 

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Previous Trends Shaping Education Publications

January 2016

January 2013

September 2010

September 2008


Blog posts

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Contact the team:

Ms. Tracey Burns
Mr. Marc Fuster
Ms. Leonora Lynch-Stein



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