For students in Singapore, the notion of a “future” feels very well-defined: Do well in school, acquire the necessary skills and knowledge, and prepare for your job and career. But how do we prepare for an uncertain future if the present is precarious? And what if we’re wrong about trajectories of education and higher education in Singapore? With Dr. Adrian Kuah, we learn more about going beyond “the usual technocratic and prosaic fashion of future-proofing [university] graduates” and the changes we might want to see in the broader education sector.
Dr. Kuah is the founding director of the Futures Office in the National University of Singapore.
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This is part of the “Thinking about futures” mini-series, on the application of futures thinking and futures studies in Singapore. The feature photo is by Ng Shi Wen.