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Change One Thing

Conversations on the future of education






If you could Change One Thing in Education, what would it be? We’re speaking to the educators, change-makers and visionaries for their take.








The future of education: a wicked problem. It’s becoming commonplace to talk about the state of education and the future of work. What is the purpose of education in the 21st century? Is our current system fit-for-purpose? What should we be teaching to prepare the citizens of the future when the future is changing more quickly than ever before?

It’s one of those wicked problems—a huge, complex issue with so many angles and interdependencies that it looks impossible to solve.

Where do we start? How do we redesign education? Let’s start small, with just one thing. Why? Often by changing one thing, everything changes.


As designers, strategists and communicators, it’s not our place—or our ambition—to redesign education. But we started wondering:

  • What if we could create a place for the voices and ideas of change-makers to be heard, for conversations to take place and be shared, to learn, to inspire and create opportunities for collaboration and innovation?
  • What value could we bring, and what could we learn along the way?
  • What part could we play in advancing the conversation? How can we connect people with knowledge?

Change One Thing was borne out of this.


What does the future hold for Change One Thing? Right now, we don’t know. We’ve just started. And that’s the exciting part. In the spirit of starting-by-starting, we’ve designed, prototyped and launched an idea. We’re currently building the runway while we’re taking off, and we’ll be testing and refining along the way.

What comes after next? Perhaps we’ll take this on the road and organise a conference? Maybe we’ll host a series of workshops using design thinking to facilitate change?

If you’ve got any ideas or want to be a part of whatever this is – we encourage you to connect.





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“Our challenge is not that we will be too bold. It’s that we won’t be bold enough”

Louka Parry Education Futurist