Open Foresight Lab for Future-oriented Education and Pedagogy


Open Foresight Lab for Future-oriented Education and Pedagogy

Tatiana Yakubovskaya coordinates the Open Foresight Laboratory -network

Futures Day has various international partners, such as the Open Foresight Laboratory –network in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia and Belarus. The Coordinator of the network Tatiana Yakubovskaya introduces the comparative analysis work of the network.

Network of networks of future-oriented educational practices

Future-oriented educational practices in the world are created like a great wave. I think it is a wonderful historical moment when we have an opportunity to see the process of creating new educational reality within new views, insights and perspectives, teaching methods and learning ethics and so on. The construction of future-oriented education and pedagogy becomes now collaborative creativity and activity of different communities.

The comparative analysis of various types and cases of future-oriented educational practices is an important basis for the development of education systems in different regions.

Open Foresight Laboratory

The ”Open Foresight Laboratory”’ is initiated as a ”network of networks” (NoN) based on the comparative analysis of future-oriented educational practices in different countries and regions. The network’s activity is related to the futures literacy and questions of development and implementation future-oriented educational programs in formal and non-formal educational practices.

What does the comparative analysis mean for future-oriented educational practices? Analysis of such type of education practices shows how the design and content of future-oriented educational practice depend on the regions’ particularities and their long, medium and short terms future visions.

We are using the comparative analysis for exchanging experiences and designing future-oriented educational practices connected with the region’s history and future. Such research-based awareness helps to realize how regional characteristics and particularities of “the past – present – futures” of different regions affect the future-oriented educational programs.

We are using the following frameworks of comparative analysis of regional particularities for establishing the future-oriented education and pedagogy:

  • Futures Literacy (FL): various sets of approaches and methods of Futures Studies methodology used in creating of the future-oriented educational practices
  • Education (E): regional education purposes, approaches, programs and projects affecting future-oriented educational practices
  • Communities (C): regional stakeholders and different groups interested in the development of future-oriented educational practices
  • Visioning (V): dominant regional visions of the future and versions about the futures of the territory/region

Futures Day events in the network

On March 1st, 2019 various Futures Day events on were organised by the Open Foresight Laboratory -network in different countries and regions:

FINLAND: Webinars March-May 2019: Finland – Russia – Ukraine – Latvia – Belarus. more information here.


St. Petersburg: Network of the International Lab ”Education for the Futures”. More information here

The Republic of Tatarstan: Naberezezhnye Chelny city. Private experimental educational establishment “Gymnasium”. More information here.

Cherepovets: Network ”School Foresight” of the ”STEM Academy” (Cherepovets State University). More information here.

West Siberia: Tomsk, National Research Tomsk State University. More information here.

Kuzbass: Kemerovo (Kemerovo State University), Novokuznetsk (Lyceum №111), Mezhedurechensk (Gymnasium №6). More information here.

Kiev: The Institute of Individualization and Tutoring. More information here.

Kharkiv: Private School Lyceum ”MIR”. More information here.


Riga: Private Open Education Center “ASSORTI” & Pedagogical Center “Experiment”. More information here.


Minsk: Private school “Stembridge”. More information here.