This paper discusses challenges and issues arising from NZCER's future-focused programme of research. It takes learning itself as an idea worthy of critical scrutiny and addresses some of the tensions that differences in views about learning create for future-focused research.
Author(s): Rachel Bolstad and Jane Gilbert, with Sue McDowall, Ally Bull, Sally Boyd and Rosemary Hipkins
A new report by NZCER senior researcher Rachel Bolstad and chief researcher Jane Gilbert aims to set out a vision of what future-oriented education could look like for New Zealand learners. The work was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to inform its programme of work. and contains a foreward by the Minister of Education Hekia Parata. The report discusses new thinking and innovative practice in this field and synthesizes more than 10 years of research on future-thinking in education.