Category Archives: Future learning

Three scenarios for the future – lessons from the sociology of knowledge

This review draws on social realist approaches in the sociology of knowledge and, in light of them, constructs three scenarios for the future of education in the next decades. The focus of the review is on one of the most … Continue reading

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The Future of Work and implications for Education

This report considers how the nature of work and employment is likely to change over the next few decades, in the context of developments in technology and other key drivers of change. It summarises the main trends in employment patterns … Continue reading

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Identity, Communities and Citizenship

This Report addresses three overlapping and interlocking domains; identity, community and citizenship. The Challenge will also explore the intersection of identity and community, and identity and citizenship, and the ways in which changing technologies are likely to impact all. Common … Continue reading

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Learning to Learn

The aim of this chapter is to provide a summary of evidence from current research in the UK and internationally about learning to learn. This is in order to identify and analyse the emerging trends in society, technology and education … Continue reading

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Mapping major Changes to Education and Training in 2025

The overall objective of the study is to contribute to the development of imaginative visions and scenarios of the future of learning in order to support priority setting for education, training and skilling policies. A first series of expert consultations … Continue reading

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New Skills for New Jobs – Anticipating and matching Labour Market and Skills needs

Labour markets – and the skills people need – are evolving ever faster and future jobs are likely to require higher levels and a different mix of skills, competences and qualifications. It will be increasingly necessary for workers to acquire … Continue reading

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The Role of the Educator

Historically, it has been impractical to break up the roles of the teacher. You need a certain scale even to have a separate person assigned as a librarian or an audio-visual coordinator. You need a much greater scale, not to … Continue reading

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How the world’s most improved school systems keep getting better

How the World’s Most Improved School Systems Keep Getting Better—a report that examines 20 systems in action– makes a unique contribution to this critical global agenda. Building on their 2007 study but with much more precision, in this remarkable report … Continue reading

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Knowledge, Creativity and Communication

This report considers the potential effects of social and technological change on the character of knowledge, creativity and communication over the next three decades. It draws on evidence and insights from a set of 20 commissioned reviews in order to … Continue reading

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Creativity in the School

When it comes to creativity in schools in particular, the second half of the 20th century can be seen as having experienced first a drought (following the introduction of a National Curriculum in 1989, subsequently re-framed in 1999, which rejected … Continue reading

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