The Near Future Teaching project (webinar w/Siân Bayne)

About the webinar

The Near Future Teaching project ran between 2017 and 2019, with the goal to develop a values-based vision for the future of digital education at the University of Edinburgh. Led by Prof. Siân Bayne, it used futures-thinking and design-based methodologies including educational scenario design with more than 400 students, staff and other stakeholders in the production of this vision. Scenarios ranged from exploring the datafication of education, the impact of climate change, automation, human-machine relations, through to new forms of educational organisation. Siân will present the context and activities of the project with particular focus on the project’s methods involving scenario design and the implications this has for how we think about and prepare for possible futures in education.

About Siân Bayne

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Siân Bayne directs the Centre for Research in Digital Education, teaches on the MSc in Digital Education, and is the Director of Education at the Edinburgh Futures Institute.

She researches higher education futures, interdisciplinary approaches to researching digital education and digital pedagogy.

See more information on Siân Bayne on her profile at The University of Edinburgh.

1½ hours including a break


Participation fee
Free for all. Registration is required.

Time and registration:
September 29, 14.00-15.30 (Central European Summer Time).

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