Conversations with global practitioners and scholars in different domains of sciences, arts and humanities, about education futures. Presented to you by the social futures team of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Educational Research at Lancaster University, UK. With our guest speakers, we consider how their work links to education futures, providing examples of artefacts and projects to situate possible futures for education. If you are working, managing or researching in any area of education, social futures or futures thinking, this podcast would be of interest to you. Creative director: Dr Nataša Lacković, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor of Educational Research and Director of Research Engagement, Lancaster University.
Monday Feb 27, 2023
Monday Feb 27, 2023
In this episode, Elizabeth J. Cook and Prof Keri Facer Professor of the University of Bristol discuss the relationship between education and futures thinking, including how futures shape education, how we might consider and anticipate futures, while also effecting change in the education system. Prof Facer highlights the importance of dealing with the implications of certain futures (e.g., climate change) and suggests reading widely to aid ideation, innovation and connectivity.
Prof Facer’s publications, early versions of upcoming works, archived talks and emerging ideas can be found on Educated Optimism at https://kerifacer.wordpress.com/
- Learning Futures: Education, Technology and Social Change (book)
- UNESCO Futures of Education (commissioned work)
- Storytelling in troubled times: what is the role for educators in the deep crises of the 21st century? (journal article)
- Imagination and the Future University: Between Critique and Desire (journal article)
- Working with Time in Qualitative Research: Case Studies, Theory and Practice (book)
Recommended by Prof Facer in this episode:
- Lipari, L. (2010). Listening, Thinking, Being. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2885.2010.01366.x
- The Book of Trespass: Crossing the Lines that Divide Us by Nick Hayes.
- How Long 'til Black Future Month? By N.K. Jemisin (talks about Afrofuturism, see Episode 1).
- You Matter More Than You Think: Quantum Social Change for a Thriving World by Karen O’Brien.
- Time and the Rhythms of Emancipatory Education: Rethinking the temporal complexity of self and society by Michel Alhadeff-Jones.