On the Horizon: Volume 17 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Future consciousness and transformations in learning

Guest Editors: Jonathon Richter

Understanding and teaching future consciousness

Tom Lombardo

The purpose of this paper is to describe the main forms and components of future consciousness, to identify the important values for enhancing future consciousness, and to


Tales of adventure and change: academic staff members' future visions of higher education and their professional development needs

Belinda Tynan, Mark J.W. Lee

The purpose of this paper is to explore future consciousness, in particular the desire for adventure and change, in light of the literature and ideas around academic development


Social network knowledge construction: emerging virtual world pedagogy

Lisa Dawley

The purpose of this paper is to identify and explore the dynamics of an emerging form of teaching and learning – social network knowledge construction – associated with the use of


Thinking between the lines: literacy and learning in a connected world

Lynne Anderson‐Inman

The purpose of this paper is to highlight trends affecting student writing and studying in the twenty‐first century and, as a consequence, the changing nature of literacy in this


Online personal learning environments: structuring electronic portfolios for lifelong and life‐wide learning

Helen C. Barrett, Nathan Garrett

The purpose of this article is to outline a vision for digital stories of development, or online personal learning environments, which may eventually replace what we currently


The education of a transcendent generation

Debashis Chowdhury

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a conceptual framework for understanding and integrating future consciousness at a global level.

Future‐focused learning ecologies in a rapidly evolving global ecosystem

Jonathon Richter

The purpose of this paper is to emphasize the role of education as the formal means for preparing people for the future, outlining the need for interdisciplinary and systemic use

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