State of research in foresight studies on education and training

Slavi Stoyanov
NESET Ad Hoc Report, 2020

The report presents the results of a systematic literature review of foresight studies on education and training. The analysis identified a number of prototypical examples referring to future of education and training either explicitly, or implicitly through the analysis of trends. Some of the cross-cutting themes are: creativity and critical thinking, digital competence, personalisation, alterative paths for learning, and the close relationships between technology and pedagogy. There is one overarching question that run throughout the whole set of papers selected: shall we prepare youth for the future requirements of the labour market, or do we need to follow specific educational goals towards developing students as whole persons? Some suggestions are made for including new methods and techniques for carrying out foresight studies.