Friday, August 15, 2008

A Million Futures

Million Futures via kwout

I’m flying virtual paper aeroplanes, setting down my thoughts on six questions and casting them into a blue almost cloudless, virtual sky for others to read.

It’s the Million Futures survey setting out to find out what we, the people, think are the biggest challenges for education in the future and to then use the paper aeroplane notes when considering that future of education. The project is from Beyond Current Horizons and Future Lab (supporting new approaches to learning)

The Future Lab newsletter that appears in my mail box regularly says,

Million Futures aims to identify what people think are the biggest challenges facing education in the future. Visit this new website and write your thoughts about future life and learning on virtual paper planes which you can launch into a virtual sky. You can also explore what other people have written, and a lesson plan is available for teachers. The results will help to inform the Beyond Current Horizons project “

I’m sure though that most teachers don't need a lesson plan laid out for them to use this project. It would be a useful catalyst for finding out what children think about their future education.

And the site even has a template for making your own paper aeroplane!

So go and send off your own message.

And if you would like to subscribe to futurelab’s newsletter
“ send an e-mail to with the subject line 'subscribe' or for a text-only version send an e-mail to with the subject line 'text-only version'. “

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