Future Wise: educating our children for a changing global world

We all want learning that matters. We want learning that makes a deep difference in students’ lives.

Of course, much of what learners typically study from kindergarten to graduate school does matter to their lives. However, a lot of it doesn’t. It’s too piecemeal, too peripheral, too out of tune with our complex, globalized, digitalized, and rapidly changing society.

Whereas traditionally we educate for the known, today’s world also asks us to educate for the unknown, preparing learners with knowledge, understandings, skills, and attitudes for thriving in the 21st century.

In this presentation, David Perkins profiles contemporary trends around the world and charts the opportunities and challenges of education that is truly ‘future wise’.