This via CEOsforCities: it's the 2006-2016 Map of Future Forces Affecting Education by Knowledgeworks Foundation and the Institute for the Future. Thought Willy Priles, TeacherSol and the good folks at the Pinoy Teachers Network would appreciate it.
What are the forces shaping education?
It could be video games. Bioengineering. Or health care. All of these forces and more are explored on the KnowledgeWorks Foundation and Institute for the Future 2006-2016 Map of Future Forces Affecting Education.
The map is a forecast — a credible, internally consistent view of how future forces will affect the components of public education. It is not a prediction; it does not claim to be a certain statement of what will happen. As a result, the map is most helpful if users do not quarrel with the forecast. Since the future as spelled out in the map might plausibly happen, you can make use of it to spark your thinking about education, regardless of whether or not the map turns out to be a perfectly accurate prediction.
One of the values of a map like this is that it allows you to hold in your mind, at once, the complexity of several forces of change. After familiarizing yourself with this high level overview, you'll be able to dig in deeper to specific spots on the map, and play with interconnections across the map. This process can stimulate discussions that allow for new insights about the future of education and new strategic decisions about your organization's plans and actions.
This, under "New Localism"'
Local value grows
Economies of group connectivity—combined with fears of globalism, political gridlock, and concern over dominance of big business—will create a revival of localism.
And this under "Lightweight Infrastructures"
Infrastructures are flexible and localized
In a world of rapid urban growth, constrained urban resources, and increasing mobility, building and maintaining basic infrastructure will be an ongoing challenge. The concept of permanent, large-scale infrastructure will likely give way to more temporary, localized, and ad hoc solutions—in effect creating temporary structures for bounded purposes or lightweight, portable, and personalized infrastructures. This is true for infrastructures like telecommunications and energy, but will be increasingly true for social, economic, and political structures as well like micro-finance and micro-insurance, home-based health care, small schools, and even micro-learning structures. Technologies and structures that were once intended to provide independence for rural areas could well become tomorrow’s urban solutions.
Why is it on this blog? 1) I like maps -they help us understand complexity; and, 2) in a very physical way, schools shape cities (and, of course its citizens -and ultimately, civilizations).