Education from PreK to Grey, internationally, has reached a tipping point. Although the area has a vast literature outlining the issues at hand, there is no consistent vision on how to get beyond the criticism and to propose a clear path forward, particularly in a global, interconnected world.
On the Horizon, a foresight academic journal, with a strong focus on education is committing the quarterly issues to encourage critical analysis and define paths to addressing the issues at hand. It is seeking: research supported, analysis, scenarios and other futures tools for visioning, and the use of multi-media vehicles for experiencing and demonstrating opportunities, including games/simulations, interactive vehicles and “maker” options.
The foresight literature offers a rich set of methodologies for exploring potential futures, weighing the effects and providing strategic options. Yet, few of these have been critically applied to the PreK to Grey arena of education, particularly in a globally connected society with new entrants to the field and the increasing capabilities of artificial intelligence.
The study in this issue/volume of On the Horizon provides a platform to focus educational change and resituate it in the larger international societal frame.
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