Toolset 3 – Creating a Future Classroom Scenario

This toolset will help you collaboratively create a Future Classroom Scenario, to act as a vision for change within your school. You can either create a new scenario or adapt an existing one.

Future Classroom Scenarios are designed to help schools evolve and respond proactively to trends in society, education and technology. They are best developed in a workshop involving a Core Group of informed people with different views and ideas on what current, relevant, trends are, and how education practice should respond to them.

To create a scenario you should first identify relevant trends by working with stakeholders (see Toolset 1), and then identify the level of innovation your school is at using the Future Classroom Maturity Model (Toolset 2). The scenario must be written to respond to the trends previously identified, and to help the school increase its level of maturity in innovation in learning and teaching supported by ICT. If the interactive Future Classroom Maturity Model (Tool 2.1) is used it will produce a report indication what should be included in a Future Classroom Scenario to reach the next level.

Rather than creating a new Future Classroom Scenario, the Core Group may decide to hold a workshop to adapt an existing scenario. This process still requires the knowledge and ideas from the Core Group and a consideration of trends and innovation maturity. The starting point is the selection of a scenario from the existing collection of Future Classroom Scenarios.

Before attempting to write a Future Classroom Scenario, it's a good idea to look at other examples. The animation below also helps explain what a Future Classroom Scenario might be like.

User stories

Martin Sillaots from Tallinn University and Sergio G. Cabezas from the Autonomous University of Madrid explain how they have developed Future Classroom Scenarios, with trainee teachers to prepare them for teaching. (Note: Martin mentions "Eduvista" this was the early name of the Future Classroom Toolkit, used in the iTEC project).

The tools in this toolset

Background to Scenario development

The creation and use of Scenarios within the iTEC project is described in the projects research output "Summary Report of Scenario development Process".