IDEO and Imaginable Futures attempt to provide an accessible global viewpoint on disruption in the education sector and potential ways to mitigate future impact.
Unfortunately it’s scope is limited. For example I didn’t see mention of higher education, vocational education or lifelong learning so learning re-imagined, though a worthy browse doesn’t provide as holistic a view of the complex education and employment ecosystems.
Its signals or examples do offer useful anecdotes of how some issues are being addressed. More research, a key part of design thinking, to ensure that it was tackling the right disruptive trends in education would have helped this report considerably.
“Radical Thinking for Equitable Futures” claims heights it simply does not reach but at least its attempted to ask some important questions – how is education likely to be disrupted and can we be better prepared? Its certainly worth flicking through and you’re likely to get something out of it but probably not as much as you hoped.