On the Horizon: Volume 30 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: The future of learning: Rethinking learning in societal transformations

Guest Editors: Tryggvi Thayer

Integrating crisis learning into futures literacy – exploring the “new normal” and imagining post-pandemic futures

Joni Karjalainen, Njeri Mwagiru, Hazel Salminen, Sirkka Heinonen

Crises are major events or periods faced by individuals, groups and society. This paper aims to explore the value of facilitating (un)learning in and from crises. Educators have a…


“I find this really entertaining” – first look of the relationship between vocational school students and various media

Niina Meriläinen

The purpose of this paper is to study how young vocational school students in Finland frame themselves and their participation in society and whether they are seen in various…

Towards mobilizing educators as environmental ambassadors: a design research approach to inspire teachers to advocate sustainable futures

Marco Bevolo, Jean Oneli Blaise

This paper aims to articulates how educators are ideal candidates to become “brand ambassadors”, triggering dormant qualities to influence behavioral change. The study aims at…

Facilitating transformative science education through futures thinking

Antti Laherto, Tapio Rasa

The aims and pedagogies in the field of science education are evolving because of global sustainability crises. School science is increasingly concerned with responsible agency…


Emergency learning during the COVID-19 pandemic: experiences and reflections from a virtual community of practice

Silvia Cecilia Enriquez, Sandra Beatriz Gargiulo

This study aims to reflect on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education and draw some tentative assumptions from the information and experiences gathered from participants…


Technology acceptance by university lecturers: a reflection on the future of online and hybrid teaching

Christopher Weilage, Eva Stumpfegger

Most research using extended unified theory of acceptance and use of technology (UTAUT2) and other technology acceptance models (TAM) are quantitative studies. This leaves room…

Social media in learning on nature: case Finnish amateur mycologists

Minna Santaoja

Eco-social crises such as the loss of biodiversity call for transformative learning. This study analyzes the prospects of social media in learning about nature.

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