Future EDge

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

Future Edge

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 1 - 'Thinking Ahead'

This inaugural issue explores why critical and creative thinking skills, combined with deep subject matter knowledge, will be so crucial for today’s children to thrive in an increasingly complex world.

The first issue includes a foreword from Leslie Loble, Deputy Secretary Strategic Priorities and features contributions from:

  • Irish author, academic and education consultant Mary Roche, on how picture books can be taught to help our youngest learners become critical thinkers.
  • Rooty Hill High School teacher Yasodai Selvakumaran – a Global Teacher Prize finalist in 2019 and a DoE Teacher Ambassador – reflecting on how she helps students to develop their critical and creative thinking skills through her lessons.
  • Professor Ronald Beghetto from Arizona State University on the evidence for how creativity happens and when it should happen.
  • Secretary Mark Scott on every students’ common entitlement to deep knowledge and crucial skills, and how this is key to achieving our vision to be one of the finest education systems in the world.

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Additional resources

Interested in learning more about the ideas featured in this issue? Here are some resources to get you started.

Mary Roche's resource list for Critical Thinking and Book Talk (PDF 761KB)

Mary Roche's Edspresso podcast episode

Ronald Beghetto's Edspresso podcast episode

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