If 30-70% of today's jobs are set to be dramatically impacted in the next 15 years thanks to new technologies like AI and robotics, then what future literacies, or 'Human Intelligences' do we need to prepare for this future, and thrive today no matter what comes?
The framework has been crafted by Jonathan Nalder as a continually refined compilation of best practice with peer-review and input from the FutureWe community. It aims to link best-practice ideas about learning, leading and working to the future literacies that each of us needs to navigate and apply if we are to thrive today and tomorrow.
• Big-picture, systems level view • Peer-reviewed and responds to community interaction (Updated every 6 months)
• Compilation of best practice • Focuses on skills, mindsets and attributes that are the most ‘human' intelligences • Sits above to complement technical skills and curriculum or workplace requirements
How can you use the framework to begin dreaming up your future?
This 5-page PDF will give you the background you need to begin understanding your own journey.
(Updated version coming soon)
This 25 min video introduction by Jonathan over-views each literacy in detail.
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and contribute - supporters from 17 nations help give the framework the big-picture perspective it needs.
NOTE: The framework does evolve over the time - always check back here for the latest version.
ALSO: LEARN HOW THE FIRST ON MARS PROGRAM HELPS LEARNERS AND LEADERS BEGIN TO MASTER THE FUTURE LITERACIES
Why do students start school with a creative lateral thinking rating of 98% but finish with 12%, especially when its been identified as one of THE key future skills? A focus on this literacy means students and workers will be able to have the big picture ‘metanoia’ perspective they will need. > Incorporates open play, curiosity, harnessing failure, resilience, growth mindset and valuing divergent thinking.
Having the best solution or project are great but to truly effect the future and have a lasting impact students and workers need to know how to be a vital member of their community, AND how to have that community support them back. This literacy also covers empathy, collaboration and networking skills, being comfortable with giving and receiving feedback, taking on leadership and even keeping a place for civility among much more.
Even the most future-shaping ideas need to be planned out, assessed, filtered and considered - this element addresses this by tapping into ‘Agile thinking’ methods that encompass Design Thinking, Problem Solving, convergent and logical thinking, as well as models like SAMR, Workflows, BUILD Theory as well as existing programs that organisations may already have in place.
Knowing how to think beyond tomorrow is great, but this needs to be applied and practiced via real life learning experiences that also incorporate entrepreneurial opportunities so students and workers can learn how to make projects self-sustaining with a real impact on their communities. > Incorporates Challenge Based Learning, Project delivery, Business and Entrepreneur skills.
The best solutions are useless if no one knows about them. Explaining, telling stories, building a brand and sharing in ways that connect with a wider world are the vital next step once projects are up and running.
> Which Literacies are you already across? > Which Literacies do you and your organisation need to address?
FutureWe can run the training experiences you need to bring all five or just one or two of the Future Literacies to your organisation.
Find out about how the 'First on Mars' program delivers a live-action game experience around the Future Literacies HERE.
N.B. The five Future Literacies are being continually refined by our team of experts and verified by a process of peer-review so they can be as relevant as possible. Get in touch if you can help us refine it further.