Abstract image of people imagining

Imagination and Futures Thinking for K12

Image created by Dall-E 2 (with input from Punya Mishra)

Future focused research question

How can we best prepare youth to think critically about and take agency for their futures?


Why does every school teach history but hardly any have courses on the future? This project seeks to establish a working group around futures thinking and foresight in K-12 education with an aim of building community and developing an interdisciplinary program of research.


Ruth Wylie
Assistant Director of the Center for Science and the Imagination and Associate Research Professor, MLFTC

Danah Henriksen
Associate Professor, Education Leadership, MLFTC

Michelle Jordan
Associate Professor, Learning Sciences, MLFTC

Steve Zuiker
Associate Professor, Learning Sciences, MLFTC

Bregje van Geffen
PhD student, MLFTC