Amidst breakneck technological change, social upheaval, and environmental emergency, we need to rethink learning and education to prepare humanity to meet the challenges of a complex future. This transformation needs to go beyond the walls of the classroom. It should encompass virtual and informal learning environments, information literacy, critical thinking, trust, and community. Learning doesn’t stop at the end of high school, or college; it’s an ongoing process of reexamining and rethinking ourselves, our relationships, our communities, and our physical and social environments. It’s a process that involves constant adaptation to a world in flux.
This event is the culmination of a Future Tense Fiction series supported by the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, as part of its work on Learning Futures and Principled Innovation. The series explores how learning experiences of all kinds will be shaped by technology and other forces in the future—and the moral, ethical, and social challenges this will entail.
Fiction Author, Chronicles of Kydan
Leigh Alexander, @leighalexander
Fiction Author, Narrative Designer, and Critic
Shiv Ramdas, @nameshiv
Fiction Author and Assistant Editor, Escape Pod podcast
Punya Mishra, @punyamishra
Professor and Assistant Dean of Scholarship and Innovation
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University