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What are our aspirations for education and learning in 2030 and beyond? What could become a reality? What are the implications for education and learning if the future is uncertain and/or continues to change rapidly? What capacities will people of all ages need to develop to thrive in this type of environment? How will and how should education and learning help shape our culture and society in 2030 and beyond?

This Goodison Group in Scotland project, which will run over the coming years, will: “To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul.” - Muriel Spark

  • look to 2030 and beyond to consider what will be required from schooling, education, learning processes and structures to meet the needs of individuals, a future workforce, and Scotland in general;
  • extrapolate the values, behaviours and conditions required for change to be organic and timely;
  • provide important insights both to influence future policy and practice but also, crucially, to improve policy making in the short-term by future proofing; and
  • demonstrate how education and learning contribute to our culture and society.

The programme includes consideration of pre-school, primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education and learning - looking at different life stages and exploring the what, how, who, when and where of education, learning and development.


Click below for information on the first event in the project, a discussion on the curriculum in 2030 with Professor Mark Priestley from the University of Stirling.

GGiS Debate on Education in 2030 - 21 March 2017

Click below for information on the second event in the project, a reflection on the March discussion.

GGiS Debate on Education in 2030 - 13 June 2017

Click below for information on the third event in the project, a consideration of the economic context.

GGiS debate on education in 2030 - 5 September 2017


This work will be informed by research and data including the outcomes/knowledge base delivered by the earlier Goodison Group in Scotland with Scotland’s Futures Forum on Scotland 2025: A World-leading Learning Nation

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