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Teach the Future

Prepare students for tomorrow, teach the future today!

The Teach the Future community is dedicated to bringing futures thinking to schools, educators and students around the world. We believe that young people of any age can learn to think critically and creatively about the future and develop the agency to influence it. By teaching the future we equip youngsters to face uncertainty and empower them to envision and create their preferred future.

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Soon

This year we will convene a council for the future in which everyone is invited. The the task of the […]

Mar 06

Futures Day – March 6th 2020

Agenda

Last year the KinderTrendrede was adapted as an official document for the city council to act on. Depla, the mayor […]

Apr 21

KinderTrendrede 2020

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9 June 2020 – Helsinki, Finland JOIN US! As we are a network of all enthusiastic people working on the […]

Jun 09

TTF meet-up Helsinki

Agenda, Events

10–12 June 2020 – Helsinki, Finland As we move further into the 21st century, we need to renew our understanding […]

Jun 10

Learning Futures – Futures of Learning Conference

Agenda, Events
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‘The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.’

Abraham Lincoln

Mission

We know that hope for the future is a primary predictor of success, but schools offer few practical tools to help students make sense of change or to explore their role in shaping the future. Want to help youngsters become the creator of their own future? Join us and prepare students for tomorrow by teaching the future today.

Goals

Teaching the future is crucial to tackle global challenges, such as a changing workplace, emerging climate changes and upcoming technologies. Investing in futures education will help teachers to prepare their students for changes and deal with uncertainties. Teaching the future means helping youngsters acquire 21st skills, such as creative thinking and collaboration in order to tackle complex problems.

Facts

Since 2014…

  • We have worked with 25.000 students
  • We have worked with 500 teachers
  • We have worked with 25 schools
  • We are active in 16 coutries over the world
  • We are active in all levels of education

Community updates

History teachers Teaching the Future. Of course!

David Staley, Teach the Future Board member from Ohio State, organized a session about teaching the future at the annual […]

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Futures Consciousness Test

The Finland Futures Research Centre developed a Futures Consciousness Test to measure the future consciousness of people. Teach the Future […]

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Futures Lab for refugees

Running a Futures Literacy-Theatre Lab for unaccompanied asylum seeking minors in Greece “In my country the future is embedded in […]

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Learning Futures – Futures of Learning Conference

10–12 June 2020 – Helsinki, Finland As we move further into the 21st century, we need to renew our understanding […]

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We have hubs in 16 countries.

What
we do

Activities

We develop learning events and experiences with organisations and advocators worldwide. These activities are aimed at providing youngsters a stage to shine and share their future visions. Check out our latest events.

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Services

In need of inspiration, coaching or want our input for your specific project? Look no further, we offer all kinds of services, ranging from free teaching materials to paid services, such as teacher trainings.

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Tools

We offer all kinds of tools & materials on futures education, such as a starter package for teachers and an extensive library of teaching materials. You can also share your materials in our library. Browse all tools and materials.

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Bookmarks

Want to stay updated on anything related to futures education? We share our favorite articles, books, movies and other resources dedicated to futures education with you via our bookmarks page.

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Who we are

Teach the Future is a non-profit organisation dedicated to bringing foresight and futures thinking to schools and students around the world. Founded in 2014, Teach the Future has grown into a worldwide community of educators and advocators dedicated to empower teachers and youngsters around the globe.

We are a global network with local hubs in 16 different countries and counting. Our hubs are managed by advocators who are kickstarting the Teach the Future movement in their regions. Want to join the nearest Teach the Future community? Click the link below and meet the team.

'Sometimes when we think of amazing plans, we get stuck on the quick solutions and things that will benefit us in the short run. Things don’t ever go the way they’re supposed to.'

High school student reflecting on a Teach the Future workshop

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Contact us

We would love to hear from you, feel free to drop us a line.

Headquarters EU

hello@teachthefuture.org

+31 6 44 58 48 43

Breda, the Netherlands

 

Headquarters US

hello@teachthefuture.org

+1 281 433 4160‬

Sacramento, California, USA