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Map of Future Forces Affecting Education

Map of Future Forces Affecting Education

KnowledgeWorks Foundation (KWF) and the Institute For The Future (IFTF) are pleased to present the KWF/IFTF Map of Future Forces Affecting Education. The map was created by aggregating the opinions of relevant experts who create intensive case studies based on field research. The map is a forecast — a credible, internally consistent view of how future forces will affect the components of public education. It is not a prediction; it does not claim to be a certain statement of what will happen. As a result, the map is most helpful if users do not quarrel with the forecast. Since the future as spelled out in the map might plausibly happen, you can make use of it to spark your thinking about education, regardless of whether or not the map turns out to be a perfectly accurate prediction. It could be video games. Bioengineering. Or health care. All of these forces and more are explored on the KnowledgeWorks Foundation and Institute for the Future 2006-2016 Map of Future Forces Affecting Education. Look around the map. Explore it. While we'd never suggest that this map contains all of the answers and perfectly predicts the future, it does offer a clear point of view based on countless hours of research, analysis and expert opinion. Think of the map as a provocative tool, as the beginning of a movement, or, at the very least, part of a good conversation. Join in. And help us shape the future.

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