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Sian Bayne, "Near Future Teaching"

, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom


There is a growing trend to apply futures thinking to our teaching and learning, often as a way of understanding how digital shifts are affecting education. This tends to be characterised by its focus on speculative, big ideas, and by collaborative ways of working which engage with as wide a group of people as possible. TheNear Future Teaching project has taken this approach to design a future for digital education. We’ve worked with 400 students, staff and other stakeholders to define a set of values and build a vision for a preferred future for our teaching with technology. This presentation will show the approach we used, and then set out a vision and aims for a near future teaching which is community-focused, post-digital, data fluent, playful, assessment-oriented and boundary-challenging.


Bayne, S. (2019). Sian Bayne, "Near Future Teaching". Presented at EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2019. Retrieved July 3, 2022 from .