Futures education is the term used internationally to describe a form of education that helps students think more critically and creatively about the future. In more detail it:

  • Enables pupils to understand the links between their own lives in the present and those of others in the past and future.
  • Increases understanding of the economic, social, political, and cultural influences which shape people’s perceptions of personal, local, and global futures.
  • Develops the skills, attitudes, and values which encourage foresight and enable pupils to identify probable and preferable futures.
  • Works towards achieving a more just and sustainable future in which the welfare of both people and the planet are of equal importance.