Transformative Approaches to New Technologies and Student Diversity in Futures-Oriented Classrooms

  • Leonie Rowan


When we consider, first, school-based responses to the computer and communication technologies that underpin much social change, and, secondly, school-based responses to student diversity it becomes clear that schools have not yet been able to respond in any sustained or significant way to the most fundamental challenges posed by the external world within which they are located and which they ostensibly exist to support. In exploring this challenge, this chapter put forward the contested concept of future proofing and discusses to what extent, and in what ways, it is possible to future proof diverse children for unknown and unknowable futures.


Eating Disorder Indigenous Student Educational Success Student Diversity Diverse Learner 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Education & Professional Studies, Griffith Institute for Educational ResearchGriffith UniversityGold CoastAustralia

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