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Cambridge University Press
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October 2023
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Education policy, strategy and reform, Education, Psychology, Educational Psychology

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Realizing more promising futures starts in the here and now. This book seeks to help young people learn how to become the creative authors of their own lives by approaching current and future uncertainties with an unshakeable sense of possibility. It describes how students can benefit from opportunities to develop their confidence and competence in taking creative action in the face of uncertainty by design. It introduces a framework for educators, researchers, and parents to understand, design, and examine efforts aimed at helping young people learn how and when to unleash their creative potential, now and into the future.


‘The future is always uncertain, and that’s a good thing. Uncertainty x Design teaches us how to meet uncertain futures with a sense of hope and possibility, and how to make them not more predictable but more productive, more exciting, more welcoming. Ron Beghetto’s new book is an instant classic, a key resource for educators and anyone else interested in co-designing, from today, a brighter tomorrow.’

Vlad Glaveanu - Dublin City University, Ireland

‘As a former high school teacher turned researcher, I think this book is an important milestone in the application of possibility thinking to education. Beghetto does not shy away from the challenges of moving beyond a traditional transactional perspective, but the scaffolding examples of engaging uncertainty by design make concrete his proposals to better prepare our students for a future of multiple possibilities.’

Wendy Ross - London Metropolitan University, UK

‘Anyone looking for ways to teach students for the age of uncertainty should read this book. A remarkable discussion about why teaching should be different, with excellent examples of practical strategies.’

Yong Zhao - co-author of Learning for Uncertainty: Teaching Students How to Thrive in a Rapidly Evolving World

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