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 with a group of people in the school involving different stakeholders. The developers of the scenario should share their 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 specific school context and 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 raise its level of maturity in innovation in learning and teaching. The team that develops the scenario should define priorities to mainstream the process of innovation at the school. If the interactive Future Classroom Maturity Model (Tool 2.1) is used it will produce a report indicating what should be included in a Future Classroom Scenario.
Rather than creating a new Future Classroom Scenario, the Innovation Team may also decide to adapt an existing scenario.
Scenarios are not lesson plans. Scenarios describe the broader framework and the general ideas. Later on, teachers can use the scenario ideas to create a lesson plan for learning activities that fits into the actual context of the teacher and the context of the school.
Before attempting to write a Future Classroom Scenario, it is a good idea to look at other examples. The animation below also helps explain what a Future Classroom Scenario might be like.
In this video, created within the FCL Regio project, teachers describe a scenario involving peer learning in two schools.
The tools in this toolset
- Tool 3.1 – Scenario Writing Guide and Template: Guidance on running a Future Classroom Scenario workshop, including the template recommended for writing the scenario.
- Tool 3.2 – Transversal Skills: A guide to 21st Century Skills.