Keri Facer is a Professor of Education at the Education and Social Research Institute, MMU, who specializes in digital cultures, social justice and radical educational change. She led the 'Beyond Current Horizons' project, an effort to fuse education with coming economic changes. Her latest publication 'Learning Futures: Education, Technology and Social Change' delves deeper into the coming transitions in education.
Keri Facer discusses the necessary changes needed in education to better respond to potential developments in science, technology and society. She confronts the coming departure from traditional schooling and outlines the steps to be taken in preparation. Educators and institutions must live with technologies, live with the changing environment, build inter-generational social solidarity and create economic resilience.
Keri Facer suggests that education should focus on "future building, not future-proofing".