Schools of the Future

What is Schools of the Future?

  • Schools of the Future is a community of practice of 15 school groups, selected through expressions of interest
  • These schools work together to design and implement teaching and learning practices that leverage technologies and flexible learning spaces to enhance learning and teaching in and across schools.
  • These learning and teaching practices:
    • respond to individual student needs, passions and talents
    • embed skills and capabilities that students need to succeed in a rapidly-changing economy and society
    • include skills such as critical and creative thinking, problem solving, entrepreneurship, leadership, ethical behaviour, literacy, numeracy and ICT
  • They work with Futures Learning and the Innovation Unit (UK) throughout the year to:
    • conduct ethnographic research to determine the needs of their school community
    • use design thinking prototyping to create solutions to meet these needs
    • use evaluative thinking to gather evidence to assess the impact of these solutions
    • scale and diffuse the most promising solutions so they can be adopted by other schools
  • Tools and resources developed will be captured by the Futures Learning team and shared state-wide through the Futures Learning website and professional learning opportunities.

Fifteen groups involved in Schools of the Future

Campbelltown Performing Arts
High School

Liverpool Boys High School

Armidale High School

Southern Cross School K-12 and
Ballina High School
(participating as a single group)
West Wyalong High School Arthur Phillip High School

Lake Macquarie High School

Rouse Hill High School Riverside Girls High School

The Canobolas Rural Technology
High School

Uralla Central School Warilla High School

Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College
Tumbi Umbi Campus

Newcastle High School
Cooks Hill Campus
Ambarvale High School

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