Subject details

  • Topics
    • Introduction to Futures Thinking (Inayatullah) Future focused models of education
    • Drivers of futures thinking in education - international and national contexts
    • Education leadership in a Neoliberal landscape (Eriksen)
    • Sustainable models of educational leadership (Hargreaves, Fullan)
    • Sustainability - the four pillars - political; sociocultural; environmental and economic
    • Education for sustainability (ARIES; Tilbury; Sterling)
    • Education as sustainability (ARIES; Tilbury; Sterling)
    • Integral models of thinking for sustainability (Wilbur)
    • The contribution of education to sustainable global development
    • Globalisation: Key Concepts (Ball; Lingard; Marginson; Friedman; Polanyi) Internationalising the curriculum, natural, economic and sociocultural
    • Education and the creation of living capital and anthro-capital
    • Review
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • FAQs
      • Audio-Video streaming

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. examine the purposes and intent of futures focussed theories in relation to education
  2. analyse and critique the impact of futures focussed influences on education in international and national contexts within a neoliberal framework
  3. evaluate and critique educational models based on futures focussed ideas and concepts
  4. develop a practical response to incorporate futures focussed models of education into local leadership contexts.
  • Assignment 1 - Case Study (60%)
  • Assignment 2 - Report (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment
  • OtherDetails -
    • Additional materials

This subject explores the influences on education of emerging concepts concerning the future of education. This includes education (of, for and as) sustainability, globalisation and notions of sustainable education. It also examines the impact of these on education systems, educators, leaders and learners within the context of a globalised landscape. This subject provides educators with theoretical and conceptual frameworks to understand these influences and the practical tools to respond to such change.

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