Future skills for children

Art-filled Journeys into the Future

Future skills and sustainable development themes are topical and important to children and young people. Through the Art-filled Journeys into the Future project (2020-21), Annantalo Arts Centre wants to the climate concerns of children and young people seriously and strengthen their faith and trust in the future.

In the project, the art educators of Annantalo held workshops at schools and day care centres in Helsinki and produced learning materials to support the work of teachers and educators.

Futures literacy has several different aspects that include, among other things, creative and critical thinking, the ability to imagine alternative futures and the ability to recognise dynamics that affect the future. These skills were learned in the Art-filled Journeys into the Future project through art education. The lessons can be used by anyone with the help of the project's two method guides. The guides are especially aimed at pre-school and primary schools.

The Art-filled Journeys to the Future - Methods for Future Education for Primary School Children method book can be downloaded here in English. For Art-filled Journeys to the Future 2 - Creative Methods for Pre-primary and primary education can be found here (in Finnish).

Further information: Tiina Susiluoto, tiina.susiluoto@hel.fi