Kick-off conference

May 4 – 6, 2017

Design: NODE Berlin Oslo

What knowledge is needed in order to shape the future? At the kick-off conference for Schools of Tomorrow, educational theorists and school practitioners discussed the challenges facing tomorrow’s schools with teachers, parents, students, and artists. How do we learn today? How do schools become laboratories of democracy? How will the school of the future work with digital technologies? What role do the arts play in developing new forms of acting and thinking? What new partnerships are needed to strengthen schools as social places? And how would young people themselves organize learning? To examine these inquiries, international case examples of new critical approaches as well as findings from past experiments were drawn upon. The results of the conference form the starting point for a series of school projects that have been realized during the 2017-2018 school year.

With contributions from Ange Ansour, Arjun Appadurai, Gert Biesta, Catherine Burke, Luis Camnitzer, María do Mar Castro Varela, Sharon Dodua Otoo, Luis Armando Gandin, Keri Facer, Håkan Forsell, Carmen Mörsch, Mizuko Ito, Jugend Hackt, Katie Salen Tekinbaş, among others.