An Education Ecosystem

EDfutures is a platform that connects people and organisations who want to challenge the status quo in education.

At the centre of the EDfutures ‘ecosystem’, is a collaborative community network that brings K – 12 educators together with higher ed, business, industry, not-for-profits, government and the broader Western Australian community.

The EDfutures community work together to drive systems change in education. 


Read more about EDfutures in our overview


A New Foundation Initiative

In the years since its inception, the Fogarty Foundation has gained significant insight into educational change and school improvement, particularly through the success of its major programs, Fogarty Scholars, Fogarty EDvance and CoderDojo WA.

These initiatives are underpinned by highly successful program methodologies which focus on leadership, equity in education, systems knitting, asset-based community development, capacity building and social capital formation.

In 2017, research and development began on a new Foundation initiative, EDfutures, that would build on and share the Foundation’s knowledge in these areas. A series of conversations and collaborations with the WA community and the Foundation’s national and international partners, as well as a comprehensive review of the evidence base, helped to shape this new initiative, placing the voices, experiences, and values of the Western Australian community at the heart of EDfutures.


Fogarty EDfutures is born

In 2018, the EDfutures initiative was officially launched, providing a grassroots, not-for-profit platform for the WA community of educators and education stakeholders to work together in a connected education ecosystem towards a shared vision of systems change in education.


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To future-proof the education system, creating opportunities and improving outcomes for young people.



To challenge the status quo in education and equip young people with the knowledge, skills and values necessary to thrive in the 21st century.

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