2021: Learning Futures – Futures of Learning

2021: Learning Futures – Futures of Learning

7–9 June 2021, Helsinki, Finland

The corona virus pandemic is affecting all spheres of life and societies worldwide. Due to the current situation the Futures Conference organisers have made a decision to transform, extend the activities, and re-schedule the conference.

In addition to the conference to be held during 7–9 June 2021 in Helsinki, we will be arranging two pre-events. The first took place on 11 June 2020 with a title “Futures Skills in a Volatile World” and the second will take place on 9 October 2020. Both online sessions will be open and free to all interested participants.

The 21st Futures Conference will be organised on a theme ‘Learning Futures – Futures of Learning’ in co-operation with the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI). 

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The forthcoming Futures Conference 2021 will focus on questions such as:

  • How can the field of Futures Studies contribute to rethinking learning?
  • How do we teach and learn about futures?
  • What are the images of the future that shape current conceptions of the systems that generate and diffuse knowledge?
  • What are the images of the future that inspire a reimagining of the attributes, role and functioning of learning?
  • What are the new motivations, means and approaches to learning?
  • What kinds of learning settings could there be in the future and what infrastructures and resources will be required? 
  • In which way are education policies changing within the future?
  • What human capacities will be needed to enable sustainable futures within the limited boundaries of our planet?