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.


All Episodes

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…

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…

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…

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 -…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

In Episode 10 Nick talks with Dr Selena Fisk about:

– The importance of using data to improve student outcomes
– Student perspectives on teacher feedback
– Student desire for more formative feedback
– UK vs Australian approaches to use of data
– The…

In Episode 9 Nick talks with Adriano Di Prato about:

– Why we need a new paradigm for learning
– The difference between education and schooling
– Re-imagining schools as learning communities
– How do we move from where we are to where we need to be

In Episode 8, Angela talks with Thiago Chaer about:

– Education Futures and its role in the Brazilian and global edtech ecosystem
– The current state of education both in Brazil and globally – the good, the bad and the ugly
– The emerging future of…

In Episode 7 Nick talks with Thom Markham about:

-The foundations of PBL
– A new pedagogical approach for student success which includes coaching, mentoring and facilitating
– People management as opposed to behaviour management
– The crucial role of…

In Episode 6 Nick talks with Futurist Gerd Leonhard about:
The importance of developing Foresight for everyone
Our Star Trek future – as long as we collaborate
Key skills that humans need to develop
The future is a mindset not a timeframe
The social…

In Episode 5 Nick talks with Dan Bowen from Microsoft about:

• Impact of the technology
• The role of a technology strategist
• The gap between supply and demand for AI based skills
• The current and potential role of AI in education
• The role of AI…

In Episode 4 Nick talks with Frank Diana about:

• The challenge to education leaders with the increasing speed of change
• The notion of ‘rehearsing the future’
• Given that we are all learners, or need to be, how we might succeed
• The changing…

In Episode 3 Nick talks with Steve Bambury about:
The role of synchronicity in his work so far
The current key trends in ed-tech
The possible impact of AI on the teaching role
The world’s first global lesson in VR
Ready Player One book version of…

In Episode 2 Nick talks with Russell Lidguard about:

•How do we prepare students for a largely automated future?
•The importance of soft skills
•How real-world learning is the future for education and how we might do this
•What might be the changes…

In Episode 1 Nick talks with Dr Peter C. Bishop about:

– The current state of education
– Where are the ‘cracks where the light gets in’
– What should we be teaching students?
– What’s important for education for students and teachers to bring about…

In this introductory episode LearnTech Lab Founders Nick Burnett and Angela O’Sullivan introduce themselves and The Emerging Futures of Education Podcast which is launching in 2020 including:

– Length and frequency of the podcasts
– A sneak preview…