New approaches to learning</li></ul>Exchange of ideas<br /><ul><li>Policy, research & practice
Space for experimentation</li></ul>Hard evidence & practical advice <br /><ul><li>Fieldwork & work with teachers
Communicating recent thinking</li></li></ul><li>www.beyondcurrenthorizons.org<br />6 Future scenarios – a set of detailed scenarios exploring the future of education<br />60 expert reviews <br />
The challenges we are facing<br /> Should education continue to be organised around the unit of the individual learner?<br />Should ‘the school’ retain its dominant position in assumptions about educational futures? <br />Should preparation for competition within a knowledge economy remain a primary goal for education?<br />
The Lisbon strategy<br />The EU should“… become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion...”<br />
Some data...<br />Between now and 2020 occupational change will not produce any significant reduction of low paid jobs <br />Almost a quarter of the entire workforce and about a third of all female workers will remain low paid<br />Source: IPPR –Institute for Public Policy Research<br />
And some references... <br />Cooke, G. and Lawton, K., Institute for Public Policy Research, Working out of poverty: A study of the low-paid and the ‘working poor’, London, 2008. Department for Work and Pensions, In-work poverty: A systematic review, London, 2008. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Addressing in-work poverty, York, 2008.<br />Ewart Keep (2009), Labour market structures and trends, the future of work and the implications for initial E&T. (www.beyondcurrenthorizons.org)<br />
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