I am currently attending a 2 day seminar about Future Forward Schools. So far I am finding the idea and philosophy incredibly inspiring and it has really ignited something in me! If you are interested in finding out more about what I have found out so far, visit http://www.teachingaustralia.edu.au/ta/go
You can download the booklet we are using in the course which presents 4 fictitious (?) scenarios that could be facing schools in 2030. It was very interesting exploring the scenarios today, taking on the various roles of teacher, principal, student, parent. It quickly emerged that the worst scenario on paper has a lot of relevance to the climate we are living in today!! And the nicest sounding scenario on paper had some interesting revelations from the perspective of the teacher....it seems in some regards, not a lot will change for the role of the teacher by 2030...or will it??????