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Future Forward

How future conscious are you?

In partnership with

  • European Commission

What will the future look like?

What role will you play in shaping the future? While we don’t yet know what the future will look like, we can begin imagining the possibilities today to ensure we will make better choices for tomorrow. In each of our lessons, you will explore how to see the world as a futurist and discover how each one of us has the capacity to create a more positive future. Complete any 15 lessons to earn a certificate. Feed your curiosity and your hope, and prepare yourself to make a difference.

Teachers, if you’d like to engage more deeply and gain an understanding of your students’ “futures consciousness”, start by taking this test.

Perception of Time

How we perceive time is connected to how we understand the future. Explore your perception of time and the future from multiple perspectives to help develop your futures literacy.

Futures Mindset

Learn to see the world as a futurist! By challenging assumptions, developing a critical gaze, and understanding the interconnectedness of the world, you can imagine possible and preferable futures.

Multiple Futures

There is no single future, but a landscape of constantly emerging and evolving possibilities. Contemplate a plurality of scenarios and visions for some of this century’s most pressing issues.

Investing in Imaginations

How do we begin to imagine more than one viable future? When we open our imaginations, the possibilities become endless. We each have the capacity to explore, shape and imagine alternative futures.

Taking Action

Imagine your ideal world 20 years in the future. What does it look like? How can you achieve it? Learn how you can take an active role in creating a better and more positive tomorrow.

What do you want your future to look like?

Share your ideas! What are your hopes and dreams? Describe your desired future and answer a few questions. Your ideas will be of inspiration to others and used by EU policy makers to help shape our joint futures.

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Certificate of Completion

Earn a certificate

Get a certificate for completing any 15 lessons in Future Forward. Here's how:

  1. Make sure you are signed into your TED-Ed account. Register if you don't already have an account.
  2. To complete a lesson, WATCH the video and finish all the questions in the THINK section.
  3. Complete any 15 lessons - you'll get a green checkmark on each lesson you complete in Future Forward.

That's it! You will get your certificate in an email.