Future Ready 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.

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Click on the image to access a readable version of the initial mapping document.

To date we have cross-referenced the top level Future Ready Attributes against these exisiting frameworks in use around the world:

The current framework is drawn from this research:

  • Brundtland, G. H. (1987). Our common future: The world commission on environment and development. Sustainable Development (Vol. 154). https://doi.org/10.1080/07488008808408783
  • Friedrichs, A., & Gibson, D. (2003). Personalization and secondary school renewal. In J. DiMartino, J. Clarke, & D. Wolf (Eds.), Personalized learning: Preparing high school students to create their futures. (p. 41–68.). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Education.
  • Mayer, R., & Wittrock, M. (1996). Problem-solving transfer. In D. Berliner & R. Calfee (Eds.), Handbook of educational psychology (pp. 47–62). New York: Simon & Schuster Macmillan.
  • Mishra, P., Henriksen, D., & Group, D. P. R. (2013). A NEW Approach to Defining and Measuring Creativity: Rethinking Technology & Creativity in the 21st Century. TechTrends, 57(5), 10–13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11528-013-0685-6
  • Roschelle, J., & Teasley, S. (1995). The construction of shared knowledge in collaborative problem-solving. In C. O’Malley (Ed.), Computer-supported collaborative learning (pp. 69–97). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

How can you help?

By participating in the four phases of this crowdsourcing exercise, you will have the opportunity to contribute your insights and reflect the concerns of your sector as we face a future that will be created by the people who emerge from our formal and informal learning institutions.

We want to hear from learners, teachers, academics, businesses, government agencies, community and cultural groups to build a collective vision of the most necessary attributes for the future and ways to identify them.

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Click on the blackboard to go to the first survey.


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