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Check out these updates on our project

August 6, 2018 Laura Pouru was interviewed by the leading Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat about the future of the starting class of first-graders: Tällä viikolla aloittavat koulunsa vuonna 2011 syntyneet suomalaislapset – Heitä odottaa entistä monimutkaisempi maailma, sanoo tutkija

June 21, 2018 Our report Balcom Raleigh, N.A. – Pouru, L. – Leino-Richert, E. – Parkkinen, M. – Wilenus, M. (2018) Futures Literacy Lab for education – Imagining Complex Futures of Human Settlements at Finland Futures Academy Summer School 2017. FFRC eBOOK 3/2018.  is published.

June 15, 2018 We organized a post-conference session: “The Future of Futures Literacy in Finland” together with UNESCO and Finnish National Board of Education. Read our summary of the session in the UC-blog post: From schools to peer-to-peer -learning. How to live in Learning Intensive Society?

May 31, 2018 Summary of the first national Futures Literacy Day for Finnish Schools is published in Finland Futures Research Centre’s newsletter Futuuri 2/2018: Koulujen Tulevaisuuspäivä johdatteli oppilaita ja opettajia tulevaisuuslukutaidon äärelle

April 19, 2018 One of our partner schools, the Lauttasaari High school in Helsinki, shares their experiences of futures education in a school’s blog post: Tulevaisuus maistuu taikuudelta

April 19, 2018 We announced our co-operation with mobile learning company Funzi in developing futures literacy course for young people: FFRC & Funzi join forces in futures literacy mobile course for youth

April 18, 2018 Laura Pouru and Otto Tähkäpää, the founder of Tulevaisuuskoulu (School of Future) discuss about the importance of futures literacy for young people: Tutkijat: Nuoria täytyy valmentaa kohtaamaan tulevaisuus – “Moni päätyy työhön, jota ei ole vielä olemassa”

April 18, 2018  We co-organized the first national Futures Literacy Day for Finnish schools with Tulevaisuuskoulu (School of Future), Sitra the Finnish Innovation Fund, The National Board of Education and other partners. More information here: Tulevaisuuspäivä

April 5, 2018 Laura Pouru and Otto Tähkäpää, the founder of Tulevaisuuskoulu (School of Future), explain why we all need futures literacy in the 21st century world in the Univeristy of Turku blog: Koulujen Tulevaisuuspäivästä eväitä tulevaisuuslukutaidon kehittämiseen

March 13, 2018: Laura Pouru and Otto Tähkäpää, the founder of Tulevaisuuskoulu (School of Future), explain why we all need futures literacy in the 21st century world in Sitra’s guest blog: Me kaikki tarvitsemme tulevaisuuslukutaitoa  

January 27, 2018: Markku Wilenius introduces futures literacy and futures teaching at Educa fair (the leading event for education and training sector in Finland) Tulevaisuudentutkija: Pahinta on, jos nuoret alkavat pelätä maailman muuttumista – nuoret tarvitsevat taitoa lukea tulevaisuutta

December 11, 2017: Markku Wilenius and Riel Miller, Head of Foresight at UNESCO, present their visions for the next 100 years of Finnish independence at conference Together – Competence and Sustainability for the Next Hundred Years 

October 14, 2017: Markku Wilenius discusses about futures education and other current futures topics in a National Geographic TV Finland interview: