Saturday, October 10, 2009

Beyond Current Horizons project

"Beyond Current Horizons explores the future for education, beyond 2025. The aim is to help our education system prepare for and develop an ongoing and sustainable response to the challenges it faces as society and technology rapidly evolve." This is a project from Futurelab, for the Departments of Schools, Education and Families, which was completed in June 2009. It contains six scenarios exploring the future of education (which start by mapping the social context, and therefore could be very useful for exploring other issues, e.g. the role of libraries!), plus; "a searchable database containing all of the research papers that informed the development of the six future scenarios"; a "Long-term planning toolkit"; and the final report plus other research papers. These include:
Carrington, V. and Marsh, J. (2008) Forms of literacy.
"In this review, we outline ways in which literacy is changing due to developments in technology, and review the implications for educational institutions in the future."
Photo by Sheila Webber: Bellagio, Italy, August 2009

1 comment:

Peter Jones said...

Hello, Noting your focus and resources I wondered if the following model introduced through a website and blog -

- may be of interest?

Originally created in the UK by Brian E Hodges (Ret.) at Manchester Metropolitan University -

Hodges' Health Career - Care Domains - Model [h2cm]

- can help map health, social care and OTHER issues, problems and solutions. The model takes a situated and multi-contextual view across four knowledge domains:

* Interpersonal;
* Sociological;
* Empirical;
* Political.

Our links pages cover each care (knowledge) domain e.g.


Best regards,

Peter Jones
Community Mental Health Nurse for Older Adults,
Independent Scholar and Informatics Specialist
h2cm: help 2C more - help 2 listen - help 2 care