Imagining Future Scenarios
Few have been able to predict the changes that have occurred during the last 10 years. Indeed, many who are in the business of organising their financial investments failed to predict the recent 'meltdown' in global credit markets. The casualties have included many of the financial planning experts themselves and the financial sector has been hit hard. Similarly, predictions of education trends have proven to be difficult. In the same way, predictions about what learning spaces will look like by 2020 are likely to be proven as wrong. Therefore, rather than trying to predict what learning spaces might look like in 2020, this brief paper poses a provocative scenario of learning and teaching in 2020. Through the future scenario building, imagination is invited, as well as critiquing the scenario through questions such as 'Is this educationally justifiable?' and 'What transformational possibilities are evident?'.
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