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Teach the Future News for Spring 2019

Let's meet: save the dates

We've got some great Teach the Future related events planned in Spring and beyond. Here's a sample:

  • April 16, Breda, The Netherlands, KinderTrendrede, Teach the Future is a collaborator on this event where children share their future visions to the municipality of Breda.

  • May 30, Warsaw, Poland, Teach the Future meetup during the Future Engineering Conference 2019. A perfect opportunity to meet other TTF advocators and to exchange & learn. We hope to meet you there, more info over here.

  • June 14, Worldwide, Cycle of International Videoconferences of Prospective Training. This online conference series will focus on teaching the future on June 14. More info on how to join the conversation over here.

  • September 10, Mexico City, Mexico, Teach the Future Meet up during the WFSF Conference. A perfect opportunity to meet other TTF advocators and to exchange & learn. We hope to meet you there, more info over here.

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At Teach the Future the urgency is clear about the need to adapt education systems to deliver problem-solving, collaboration, creative and other skills that will help tomorrow’s adults address future challenges. The Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI) was developed to assess the readiness of education systems around the world to deliver such future-oriented skills. It focuses on the 15-24 age band in 50 economies around the world. Check the video for some key results and download the full report for free here.


And...action! A recap of our activities

Our community of teachers, advocators and volunteers keeps growing. Here's a recap of some of the activities the global Teach the Future network has organised. Get inspired! // Primary school kids workshop: the pictures above are made during a workshop in South Africa. Two Institute for Future Research associates and current Mphil futures studies students ran this teach the future workshop for primary school kids. // Podcasts: Teach the Future ambassadors are frequently called upon to appear on various podcasts about teaching the future. Here is a sample of recent ones.

If you’re looking for a contribution on futures education to your podcast, don’t hesitate to contact us. // Futures Day: On March 1 we celebrated Futures Day. Check out a sample of TTF related activities during this day organised worldwide, from Finland to Brasil and from Turkey to Iran.

// TTFMX certificate ceremony: The Teach the Future Mexico hub concluded their training program for professionals on teaching the future with an official ceremony. Check the short after movie and blogpost over here. // Article: Peter Bishop contributed a chapter to the new book of Dr. Robert Poli, a foresight educator and sociologist at the University of Trento. The Introduction to Anticipation Studies book is about teaching the future across the curriculum. You may download a copy of the chapter by Peter over here. // Velon conference 2019: Teach the Future ambassadors from Netherlands and Belgium participated in an education conference for teacher on educating for the future. We provided a keynote and two workshops. You can find a short description and materials (in Dutch) over here. Want your activity featured in the newsletter and/or on the website and socials? Contact us.


Apply for the Foresight Award 2019

The Joseph Jaworksi Next Generation Foresight Practitioners Award is an annual award recognising the next generation’s endeavours in shaping the future. Application for the 2019 award is now open, you can submit it before 31 May 2019. The award celebrates next generation foresight practitioners between 18 and 35 years old (at the time of entry) or those who have fewer than ten years’ experience working in strategic foresight. The winner will get a years’ incubator funding worth USD 25,000. You can find the qualification criteria and application here.


TTF wishes you a blossoming future!


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