An important part of Beyond Current Horizons was to engage people from all walks of life, to find out about their hopes, fears and priorities for education in the future.
Beyond Current Horizons aimed to gather representative opinions from all areas of society – to ensure that the research programme was shaped not only by scientific evidence, but by the values and aspirations of everyone with a stake in education.
- Engaging online tools like Million Futures and Power League were used to capture people’s ideas about the future of education.
- A blog enabled the sharing of views on new developments in the project (NB all the blog posts are now available to read as articles on this website).
- An informed and representative Citizens Panel was set up, to provide guidance on the research programme.
- Online survey
- Outcomes from public evidence
Alongside the public engagement activities was a programme of stakeholder engagement, linking up with key stakeholders from policy, practitioner and industry groups, through events and one-to-one consultation, to enable their input into the project.