www.beyondcurrenthorizons.org 6 Future scenarios – a set of detailed scenarios exploring the future of education 60 expert reviews
The challenges we are facing Should education continue to be organised around the unit of the individual learner? Should ‘the school’ retain its dominant position in assumptions about educational futures? Should preparation for competition within a knowledge economy remain a primary goal for education?
The Lisbon strategy 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...”
Some data... Between now and 2020 occupational change will not produce any significant reduction of low paid jobs Almost a quarter of the entire workforce and about a third of all female workers will remain low paid Source: IPPR –Institute for Public Policy Research
New exciting opportunities can and will arise and STEM knowledge can provide young people with the most relevant resources to see them
Thanks! And remember www.futurelab.org.uk www.beyondcurrenthorizons.org.uk www.visionmapper.org.uk
And some references... 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. Ewart Keep (2009), Labour market structures and trends, the future of work and the implications for initial E&T. (www.beyondcurrenthorizons.org)