In this collection of essays, leading thinkers from the education sector and beyond have set out their views on the future of education in light of widespread technological, cultural and socio-political changes. The aim has not been to provide ‘answers’, but rather to draw greater attention to the questions being asked of our education system as it contends with the underlying trends impacting modern society.

Education policy has for too long been moulded by 20th century ideals and restricted by short-term thinking. With every new government, fresh policies and initiatives are enacted in quick succession without always having an eye to the bigger picture. The ideas in this collection have sought to show how much the bigger picture matters, and provide ideas on what policymakers can do to meet the challenges of tomorrow, today.