Having spent quite a bit of time in schools at the beginning of this year talking and thinking about educational futures, I was interested this morning to view this new video from FutureLab titled ‘Make the Future‘, which looks at ideas drawn from research commissioned under the Beyond Current Horizons (BCH) programme. BCH considered futures for education in the light of social and technological change over the next two decades. The video aims to inspire education leaders to think differently about the future of education and to consider the challenges and possibilities for 21st century schools. It contains a series of challenging statements and questions to provoke thinking and discussion for those involved in working to prepare our schools for the future (which is basically everybody involved in education!!).
For those interested in working with these ideas further here’s a new resource titled Thinking Space(PDF), a FREE workshop resource aiming to support people involved with redesign and rebuild projects (linked particularly to the English Building Schools for the Future (BSF) and the Primary Capital Programmes (PCP)). Thinking Space is the latest resource to be added to the School Redesign Pack supporting the VisionMapper project.
The resource comprises of materials for two workshops; one aimed at staff to support critical and creative thinking about the future of education and the implications on future educational spaces; the other to be undertaken with pupils as part of a wider commitment to actively engage and involve them in the redesign process.
‘Thinking Space’ was developed by CABE, Futurelab and Portsmouth City Council, as part of their wider commitment to sharing resources information on learning space redesign programmes.