Future EDge

This new publication features advice and strategies from leading educators and internationally renowned researchers on ways to prepare students for a rapidly changing world.

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Future EDge draws upon the research of the Education for a Changing World initiative. Working with leading educators and researchers, this initiative indicates that the demands of an uncertain future are best met by some of the longest-standing goals of education: a strong foundation in the core skills of literacy and numeracy, deep content knowledge in a range of disciplines, and the ability to problem solve and reason ethically, critically and creatively.

Issue 2 - 'A fairer future'

This second issue of Future EDge focuses on ethical understanding, an important general capability in the Australian Curriculum and NSW syllabuses, and one which is critical to preparing students to become informed and thoughtful citizens who can respond to change and navigate complexity.

It includes a foreword from Martin Graham, Acting Deputy Secretary of Education and Skills Reform and features contributions from:

  • Revesby Public School principal and expert educator Narelle Nies, who offers practical strategies to develop students’ ethical understanding in the classroom and reflects on leading an innovative school through COVID-19.
  • Leading researcher Professor Robert Sternberg from Cornell University, USA, on classroom practices to develop students’ skills in wisdom: the ability to draw on ethical reasoning to make decisions and navigate complex problems.
  • Recently retired Deputy Secretary Leslie Loble on how an educational toolkit built on deep content knowledge and core skills – including ethical understanding – will equip students to make decisions when there is no clear answer, and cope with the increased uncertainty and complexity our modern world presents.
  • Assistant Professor Catherine Stinson from Queen’s University, Canada, on how educators can empower students with the ethical thinking skills, digital literacy and sense of social responsibility needed to strengthen society as it is transformed by advanced technologies including AI.

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Additional resources

Interested in hearing more from authors featured in this issue? Take a listen to the Edspresso podcast : Back to the Future: Leslie Loble reflects on a forward thinking career.


Seeking your feedback

We’d love to hear your views on the Future EDge publication and how we might improve future issues.
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