The registration fees include attendance in the scientific programme, conference materials, coffee and lunch on the conference day and the get-together party on Wednesday, 10 June. Note that you should pre-register for the get-together party. The ‘early-bird’ registrations must be made by 31 March 2020.
If you have any questions or problems with the registration process, please do contact Aboa Congress and Event Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At this point we would also like to remind you that the city of Helsinki is filled with events in June. Make sure that you book your travels and accommodation in well advance.A quota of rooms has been reserved for the participants in hotels in the city centre on “first come, first served” basis. Please mark your hotel reservation on the registration form.
LEARNING FUTURES │FUTURES OF LEARNING 10-12 June 2020, Helsinki, Finland
As we move further into the 21st century, we need to renew our understanding of what it means to learn, teach, and develop new knowledge. Education systems and learning processes for people of all ages are needed to navigate uncertainty, address known problems, identify new ones, and be able to detect and make the sense of emergent issues and opportunities. The roles of education and learning are also becoming more essential in solving the pressing global ecological, cultural, societal and economic challenges. One pathway for renewal is the development of futures learning at all levels of education and in wider society.
The forthcoming Futures Conference 2020 will focus on questions such as: How can the field of Futures Studies contribute to rethinking learning? How do we teach and learn about futures? What are the images of the future that shape current conceptions of the systems that generate and diffuse knowledge? What are the images of the future that inspire a reimagining of the attributes, role and functioning of learning? What are the new motivations, means and approaches to learning? What kinds of learning settings could there be in the future and what infrastructures and resources will be required? Which way are education policies changing in the future? What human capacities will be needed to enable sustainable futures on the limited boundaries of our planet?
We welcome you to share your findings, ideas, results and thoughts on (but not limited to) these key topics:
Rethinking learning in societal transformations
Futures research in learning and education
Futures literacy and anticipation
Critical and emancipatory education: theoretical and empirical research on learning
Futures education and learning: pedagogy, skills and competences, forms of learning
Digitalisation of learning environments
Learning as a systemic capability: learning regions and innovation systems
Nature and environment in education: addressing sustainability and ecological pressures
Equality of education
Biographical learning, peer-to-peer learning, and the narratives of the future
The ‘Learning Futures’ conference will create a cross-disciplinary platform where participants can meet, share, and discuss new ideas concerning futures and learning. The conference program will consist of keynote lectures, parallel sessions, participatory workshops and chaired poster session. The conference will aim to generate multidisciplinary, stimulating and critical discussions that promote networking between people interested in futures issues from different backgrounds.
We invite interested contributors from universities, research institutes, companies, governmental and non-governmental organisations to submit your abstract (max. 250 words) to
‘Learning Futures – Futures of Learning’ is the 21st International Futures Conference of the Finland Futures Research Centre and Finland Futures Academy of the University of Turku. It is organized in association with the Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI).
Futures Conference 2019 focused on the concept of agency in action and research for futures. ‘Constructing Futures – Sustainability, Responsibility and Power’ was organized on 12–13 June in Logomo, Turku. Together with 280 participants from 29 different countries we succeeded to generate multidisciplinary, stimulating and critical discussions that promoted networking between people interested in futures issues from different backgrounds.
Special issue of the FFRC’s newsletter ‘Futuuri’ is a summary of the keynotes and some of the sessions organised during the event. We hope that those of you who joined the conference enjoyed your days in Turku and that others will have a good view on the event by browsing through materials on the website.
Helsinki is the capital and most populous city of Finland. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it is the seat of the region of Uusimaa in southern Finland, and has a population of 650,058. The city’s urban area has a population of 1,268,296 making it by far the most populous urban area in Finland as well as the country’s most important center for politics, education, finance, culture, and research.
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