The What School Could Be Podcast

The What School Could Be Podcast


Big Think: Four Brilliant Futurists

April 23, 2023

The following conversation happened on December 1st, 2022 via Zoom. Kapono Ciotti and I hosted a panel of four brilliant futurists who discussed the need to educate not one, but multiple generations of teachers and students who will intentionally shape the future of society, resulting in a world that is more just, more equitable, and fully sustainable, and do it in a way that avoids negative, unintended consequences. This panel did a remarkable and wonderful job unpacking all that is what school could be, and could be school. Our four panelists were: Dr. Kristin Alford is the Director of the Museum of Discovery (MOD.) at the University of South Australia: Laura McBain is the Co-Interim Managing Director at Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford (d.School) and the Co-Director of the K12 Lab at Stanford’s d.School in California: Zoe Weil is the co-founder and president of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE), and a pioneer in the comprehensive humane education movement. Zoe calls Maine her home. Dr. Aubrey Yee is a futurist, systems thinker, and passionate advocate for positive social transformation in Hawaii is a facilitator and coach for Our Beloved Futures, among many other pursuits and passions. Editing for this episode is provided by Evan Kurohara and Kim Dilts. Our theme music comes from the vast catalogue of music by master pianist, Michael Sloan. Please support this show by giving us a rating and writing a review wherever you get your podcasts!



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