The Emerging Futures of Education
Horizon scanning for Education Leaders
Education is entering a period of exponential change where there is a great need for learners, teachers and leaders to learn, unlearn and relearn faster than ever before. The Emerging Futures of Education podcast hosted by LearnTech Lab will explore what the emerging futures of education might be with a range of leading futurists, thought leaders and innovators. It will have a high-tech and a high-touch focus exploring the possible impact of exponential technologies on education and learning and also the growing importance of defining and developing what is needed to enable humans to thrive in a largely automated future with a focus on the K12 sector.


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In Episode 20 Nick talks with Hayley McQuire about: An Indigenous Perspective of the Future and Past of Education

– Is what we have been doing preparing our youth for the future?
– Recognising different cultural lenses and Cultural Intelligence
– The…

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In Episode 19 Nick talks with Leanne Kemp about:

• Seeing the world through two-dimensions – physical and digital

• The art and science of leadership and listening

• Blitzscaling through teaming and re-teaming

• Why every CEO should have a…

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In Episode 18 Nick talks with Dan Fish about:

– The Six D’s of digital transformation
– GO1 – The Spotify of learning
– Cradle to the grave learning
– The opportunity with adding a data layer to learning
– Capturing the learner journey
– Capturing…

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In Episode 17 Nick talks with Anuraj Gambhir about:

•The ‘Smart’ School
•Story-doing and story-living as opposed to story telling
•Hyper-personalised learning
•Wearables – Wear 2 Able -…

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In Episode 16 Nick talks with Simone Planté about:

– Is AI the electricity of the future?
– Dystopia or Utopia in relation to AI
– The importance of ethics in the development of AI in relation to biases
– No-code algorithms and therefore reduced need…

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15 – Peter Xing – Transhumanism and Education

In Episode 15 Nick talks with Peter Xing about:

– Transhumanism 101

– Brain-computer Interfaces and implications for learning

– Nanobots possible role in learning

– Do we need to understand…

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In Episode 13 Nick talks with Brad Twynham about:

· A chance meeting with Larry Page
· Creating better connections between home and school
· How might we make lifelong learning really happen
· Rehearsing the future
· The Learning Without Borders…

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In Episode 13 Nick talks with Kieran Nolan about:

●Taking people on a journey of digital transformation
●It’s about mindsets not age
●The importance of courageous leadership
●The opportunities with Internet 3.0 and Blockchain with Primary Aged…

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In Episode 12 Nick talks with Nicole Dyson about:

•Transforming learning experiences by connecting the learning with the real world
•The shift from teacher to facilitator of learning
•Making learning transparent to the wider community and showcasing…

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In Episode 11 Nick talks with Aubrey de Grey about:

•The biology of ageing – it’s just a medical problem
•Re-imagining our current mind sets on ageing
•Education and learning opportunities around re-imagining ageing
•Longevity escape velocity…

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Stephen Hurley
Chief Catalyst, voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer.

He has a strong relationship with the EdCan Network (formerly the Canadian Education Association), an organization that inspired the launch and evolution of voicEd Radio Canada.

Hurley believes that stronger connections between education research, practice and policy are essential to the type of change that will be necessary in Canada's public education systems moving forward.