2020 Christmas Reading

It has been an incredibly difficult year for the world and we hope that 2021 will be better! At the same time…who knows? Futures thinking is never a destination or a singular place but a place of multiple possibilities. So as we contemplate futures I think the following question is a great one to ponder:

On what premise do we build our views of the future?
I hope you have time in December and January to explore what assumptions underpin your thinking and to consider what your preferred future might be. Below you’ll find some links that might be useful to spark ideas.


Holiday Links

Institute for the Future Videos

IFTF is an excellent place to explore futures approaches. The link above will take you to their YouTube channel where you will find lots of really interesting videos based on conversations with a range of viewpoints.

How to be a Good Ancestor
I am currently reading Roman Krznaric’s new book The Good Ancestor. You can watch his excellent TedTalk here:

FuturePod Podcasts
This podcast gathers the voices from the international field of Futures and Foresight. These are incredible to listen to. There is also a specific section based on conversations connected with coronavirus, which you can find here.

What School Could Be
Those of you in education may enjoy the playlists from whatschoolcouldbe.org based on the book by Ted Dintersmith. These videos are excellent and will keep you occupied for some time.

Schools of the Future
An article I wrote based on the OECD‘s scenarios for the future of education. I suggest that as well as the 6 Cs of 21st-century learning – Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Citizenship and Character – we should also be focused on a 7th one. What is it?

Leadership Development
Check out these videos recorded by Leadership Lab, the network of amazing people that I am privileged to be part of. The Leaders’ Connect recordings were developed during lockdown and will continue next year. The three bars on the left of the webpage will lead you to lots of other information and resources.

Unlearning: Is it a thing?
Beyond a Playbook
Reflections on a Learning City

If you have some favourite links please share them so we can learn together and create the future. 

Meri Kirihimete me te Hape Nū Ia

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