6 Future scenarios
These scenarios have been developed with leading social scientists to provide insights into the different possibilities that might face education in the future. They are not predictions. Instead, they are stories of three different possible futures, imagining how the world could look after 2025, in order to challenge assumptions and stimulate thinking about the present.
They are structured around three potential worlds, each built around a different set of social values – increasingly individualised, increasingly collective or increasingly contested approaches towards life and education. These are the final versions of the scenarios. Use them to formulate robust future plans, to promote reflection and to give yourself greater confidence in your strategic thinking. Download PDF of the three worlds.