Global Drivers for Education in 2030

Five Scenarios for Education in 2030

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Global Drivers for Education in 2030

In every way that educators, entrepreneurs, investors and governments act and plan, they are making implicit forecasts about the future. So what might education look like in 2030?

While no-one can accurately predict the future, there are some signals which, depending on the direction and speed of progression, could have a profound impact on the size, shape and structure of education and indeed on the very way in which learning occurs.

The first stage of Project 2030 was to consult data, research and insight from expert sources such as the World Bank, OECD, UNESCO and other globally focused research institutions to draw out key drivers, the combination of which are likely to influence the nature of education and learning in the future.

Globalization and Economic Growth

Emerging markets will continue to be the growth engine of the global economy. As these emerging countries develop their institutions, fostering social stability and strengthening their macroeconomic fundamentals, they will become more appealing places to work and live, further attracting investment and talent.

Future of Work and Skills

There is great uncertainty about the future of work, the impact of automation and the most effective and efficient ways for society to develop human capital ahead of these impacts.

Global Population Growth

Every day the world’s population increases by approximately 200,000 people. We will likely add another 1 billion people by 2030 putting enormous pressure on education to scale effectively and sustainability.

Advancements in Technology

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and distributed ledger technology represent both threats and opportunities to advancing human potential. The impact of these technologies will fundamentally re-shape major aspects of the education system we know today and perhaps even the way learning occurs.

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Education in 2030 is a free 60 page report that deep dives through the four drivers of the global expansion in education and identifies 5 Scenarios for the Future of Learning and Talent. Methodology for developing the scenarios is explained and over 100 charts and tables are provided with sources and references for further research.

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