What if... Second Age of Discovery?


What if we were to think of 2018 and beyond as a “Second Age of Discovery”? How might schools change to support a new generation of explorers?

Several centuries ago, Western explorers mapped what was for them an unknown world of danger and opportunity.

Today we are on the verge of similar thresholds: some are interstellar, some molecular, some climate change related, some technological, some cultural.

The threats—and opportunities—of this Second Age of Discovery are existential.

What if it were up to you to change school to meet these existential threats and opportunities? What would you do?


Each Wednesday we share a "what if" scenario. These are not suggestions as much as provocations.

If you have a "what if" scenario you would like to share, just send an email (and indicate whether you would like it attributed it to you).


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Christian Talbot