Identifying Future Readiness

This project is aimed at developing a framework for identifying, developing, collecting evidence of and evaluating key attributes of future ready learners.


We would like your ideas, comments and advice to define and refine the attributes.

The top level of the framework, which we have found across many projects around the world, includes COLLABORATION, CREATIVITY, PERSONAL LEARNING, PROBLEM SOLVING and GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY (includes recognising and valuing the culture and needs of others) and reflects those attributes for which there is historical research.

As you think about preparing students for full participation in the global society, are there any missing key aspects?

Do you know of any literature or research that supports adding those aspects?

We understand that learner attributes will manifest in many different ways depending upon content and level of development. For example they may have cognitive, behavioural and emotional components that will vary from the youngest to the eldest learners.

The project will step through 4 main phases:

  1. Define the attributes and identify broad elements of evidence;
  2. Identify the indicators of these elements at different stages of life-long learning;
  3. Refine and categorise the indicators with degrees of confidence;
  4. Identify the most appropriate approaches learning design and pedagogy to support the continued development of the attributes.

After which, we will publish the complete report and invite research projects.

We will invite you to later activities to refine details of the indicators within broad developmental bands:

K-6 Indicators
7-10 Indicators
11-12 Indicators
University Graduate & Employability Indicators

We plan to publish reports that aggregate the findings of this process and we will acknowledge all contributors who participate in all four (4) phases of the work.

The project is being developed by the Learning Futures Network. If you have any questions you can contact us here.