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Muinín Catalyst Sustainable STEAM

Tooling up Education for the 21st Century - Education For Transformation

Future Focus21c addresses the shortcomings of traditional education for today's challenges like climate crisis and geopolitical uncertainties. Our innovative approach fosters deep learning through creative strategies, empowering individuals with 21st-century skills to navigate and positively impact our volatile world and thrive by driving positive change and sustainable solutions


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Target group
February 2024
By advocating for curriculum reform, teacher training initiatives, and resource allocation that support innovative teaching practices, we hope to influence education policy at national, and international levels to prioritise future-focused learning outcomes that promotes equity and inclusion and ensure our programs reach ALL students to develop the skills and mindset required for a VUCA world

About the innovation

Why did you create this innovation?

Between 2018 - 2020 we worked with close to 1700 young people and their teachers under research conditions to support teachers and learners to gain the skills and competencies for the VUCA world and what's needed for the future they will live in. During this time the young people told us they were worried about their future as they didn't think they had one and adults were doing nothing

What does your innovation look like in practice?

Imagine a high school where traditional teaching methods have left students feeling disconnected from real-world issues like climate change. Our resources integrate hands-on, project-based learning activities that address current global challenges e.g. collaborate on creating sustainable solutions for their local community. Challenges engage directly with complex issues like environmental conservation or social justice to deepen their understanding and foster critical thinking. Project based and blended learning activities develops 21st-century skills such as collaboration, problem-solving, and creativity and help learners apply these skills to real-world scenarios using contemporary approaches e.g. futures thinking, VR, 3D printing, innovation tools and state of the art research scaffold to their age. We support educators to develop dynamic learning environment to equip learners not only with knowledge but also with the skills and mindset needed to thrive in an uncertain world.

How has it been spreading?

We leverage digital platforms to disseminate resources, share best practices, and connect with educators globally. Through the website, social media channels, and online forums, we create virtual communities where educators can access support, exchange ideas, and collaborate on innovative projects. Our online clinics provide opportunities to showcase our approach, engage with educators, interested in adopting innovative teaching practices. We share evidence-based practices and contribute to the field of education through research studies, publications, and policy briefs and press to highlight our approach and impact on student learning outcomes to build credibility and attract interest from educators and policymakers.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

go to sign up for resources - you can then access resources and further support such as training, support clinics and planning support. We offer mentoring and personalised guidance in implementing our curated respository, (lesson plans, activity guides, and multimedia materials), aligned with 21st-century learning through practical innovative teaching strategies

Implementation steps

Sign up - Go to and sign-up
You will receive a welcome email and one of the team will follow up with you to discuss any specific needs and training as well as plan implementation in line with your own teaching plan
Select a programme -
Choose from 10 programmes - specially devised to cover key themes e.g. Food, Fashion, Ocean Literacy, Engineering, Innovation and Enterprise, Climate Change Engage, Dream Designs, Seeding Sustainability, Problem to Pitch, Eco-Anxiety
Select to deliver a full programme, module or individual lessons
The resources have been designed to meet your needs, whether thats to implement a whole cross-curricular programme with other teachers, a specific module or simply supplement your own teaching plans with some additional lessons
Preparation - simply read the lesson to make sure you have any materials required e.g. internet
Each lesson has lesson outcomes, key vocabulary, step-by-step instructions, a media box for blended learning, ideas for local trips / expertise, and built in assessment. They also come complete with all learners worksheets and activities - so you don't need to develop anything additional.
Timing - how long is your class?
Each lesson can be adapted to 40, 60 or 80 minutes with suggestions on how to reduce or extend lessons as well as links to other lessons and linked resources
Online Clinics, additional support and training.
We offer monthly clinics and inductions to support teachers build peer networks as well as help with any problems that you have incurred or any questions you may have.

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