Knowledge Mobilization in 2032:
Building future-ready professional education networks
Global disruptions have changed how we access professional development information. Keeping up with traditional methods of creating and sharing knowledge has become more challenging, and Covid-19 prevented us from solving problems together.
The pandemic also led to the loss of traditional support systems in the education sector. Educators faced multiple challenges at once, including distance learning, culture wars, and mental health issues.
Knowledge mobilization must change if it is to succeed in the future.
This report explores how professionals in the coming decade will access knowledge and how professional networks can support their members through new methods of evaluating, personalizing, and delivering that information. Although this report is aimed at education professionals, any organization that shares and mobilizes knowledge can benefit from the associated scenarios and toolkit.
This custom forecast report and toolkit, Knowledge Mobilization in 2032, was produced by Institute for the Future (IFTF) and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and should not be attributed to the foundation.
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- Alan Daly | Professor and Director of Educational Leadership Programs, University of California, San Diego
- Nonny de la Peña | Founding Director, Narrative and Emerging Media, Arizona State University
- Katherine Haynes | MBA, Senior Program Officer, California Health Care Foundations
- Claudine James | NBCT, Arkansas Middle School English Language Arts Educator
- An Xiao Mina | Co-Author, Hanmoji Handbook
- Nick Monaco | Chief Innovation Officer and Director of China Research, Miburo Solutions
- Curtis Ogden | Senior Associate, Interaction Institute for Social Change
- Brian Stillwell | Movement Coordination Director, Sunrise Movement
Participating Professional Education Networks
- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
- Aspen Institute Education & Society Program
- Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS)
- Benjamin Banneker Association, Inc.
- Big Picture Learning
- California Mathematics Project
- Education Resource Strategies
- Grassroots Workshops
- Math Circle Network
- Mission Wired
- MSAN Consortium
- National Alliance of Black School Educators
- National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
- National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
- National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships
- NCSM: Leadership in Mathematics Education
- Technical Education Research Centers (TERC)
Authors: Ben Hamamoto, Daria Lamb, Sara Skvirsky, and Lir Wang
Editor: Mark Frauenfelder
Executive Producer: Jean Hagan
Design and Production: Robin Bogott, Karin Lubeck, Colleen O’Connor
IFTF Contributors: Julie Ericsson, Ayça Guralp, Sabrina Howard, Charles Tsai, Kathi Vian