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Scotland 2030: Leadership in Education

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Tuesday 10 September and Thursday 30 January 2020, at the Scottish Parliament

Scotland’s Futures Forum and the Goodison Group in Scotland continued their exploration of education in the future with two events on leadership in education.

The events brought together leading figures from education for interactive workshops to explore the future in a safe space.

The workshops explored the scenario that the Goodison Group and Futures Forum have been developing, focusing on how it might be realised through leadership in the education system.

The workshop used innovative change leadership approaches facilitated by Kenneth Hogg, Director, Scottish Government, and Valerie Jackman, Leadership Lead, College Development Network.


Over the past three years, the Goodison Group in Scotland and Scotland’s Futures Forum have been examining the future of schooling, education and learning in future Scotland.

Through the project, we have considered some of the macro environmental factors and trends that may influence or disrupt schooling and education in the future, including technological innovation and demographic change.

The draft scenario was our focus for these sessions when considering leadership of change. In these sessions the discussions moved on from what future schooling and education might look like to how we might make it happen. 


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