Forecasting the future

Article in SecEd, "Building back better: The curriculum and assessment", 1 December 2020

By Martin Hodge, Senior Professional Officer (Policy), and Deborah Lawson, Assistant General Secretary, Community union (Voice Section)

Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?  It’s a fair bet most of us never foresaw a year like this one, but as educators we spend our working lives preparing learners for the future – encouraging enquiring minds, developing the skills we believe they will need to succeed and flourish in a world that does not yet exist.

As a key part of this, we need to investigate the curriculum and exam syllabus that learners follow, and even the format of the examinations they take, and ask three key questions…

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