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Our organisation

Education-Trends is an inspiring research and publishing organisation that’s passionate about the future of education. We want to assist and inform you about the newest innovative trends, cases, ideas, examples, and concepts within the secondary education sector.

We hope to bring inspiration and ideas for how to implement the newest tools and practices in secondary education, for all stakeholders and interested parties.

Education-Trends is a TrendForceOne company that was founded by Richard van Hooijdonk, an international keynote speaker, futurist, and trendwatcher whose talks tackle the scope and impact of technological change on how we live, learn, and work. The TrendForce future team is an international group of talented individuals who constantly monitor and report on the future of education.

We are in contact with hundreds of specialists, experts, and educational institutions daily. Our very own ‘Future Research System’ allows us to constantly source new information that’s important for the future of secondary education.

All over the world, teachers and educational institutions are transforming the secondary education system for good. The amount of information out there is truly immense, making it very hard to stay up to date.

Our team of researchers, analysts, and writers consolidate the insights of thousands of sources and contacts, with help from artificial intelligence (AI) and personal interviews. We use this to track down, analyse, and present our findings for you. This allows you to stay informed about the latest trends, cases, and statistics without having to spend unreasonable amounts of time researching.

Lack of information can doom an educational initiative, and Education-Trends helps you to stay informed.

In our rapidly advancing world, it’s become more important than ever for children to be equipped with the right skills and tools for the future.

Our research and insights will inform you of the most important developments in this regard, from new technologies and teaching methodologies, to revolutions in school and curriculum design.

Secondary students are being taught to code, work with AI, build robots, and develop critical soft skills. You will be kept abreast of all this – and much, much more.

Our programme

Our researchers, trendwatchers, and writers meticulously produce in-depth, yet concise information regarding the trends, cases, statistics, innovations, and even predictions within secondary education.

We’ve divided our investigations into four broad segments: Learning systems, skills of the future, educational methods, and schools of the future. Within these segments are included more than 20 topics that are both exciting and innovative, such as 3D printing, gamification, AI, and sustainability – all of which are being embraced by educators worldwide.

These insights will be delivered to you through a variety of means, including a dedicated portal, written articles, newsletters, reports, presentations, and webinars. We also ensure that the information we provide is relevant to all of the world’s major educational systems and standards wherever possible.

Currently, we have two parallel means of keeping you informed. First, you will receive access to our constantly updated body of research-based articles. These are often updated several times daily, depending on the pace of innovation and change, and the availability of information.

Once every three months, however, we provide a comprehensive update on the state of the secondary education sector. This includes an extensive full-length report, a presentation, and a webinar that cover the major developments and innovations of the last quarter. In addition to these two sources of information and inspiration, you’ll also have access to a ‘trend coach’ who can answer any questions you might have.

If you feel like you’d benefit from a more continuous source of information and collaboration, we’d be happy to arrange a customised solution just for you at:

We aim to ensure that our research and insights are as comprehensive and broad as possible. However, we’re always open to suggestions, and if you want to discuss a specific request with our team, we’d be happy to accommodate you. We always appreciate input and suggestions, and you can direct these (and any other queries) to:

Yes. You can arrange a free demo with one of our trendwatchers to get an insight into what we can do for you. We’re always happy to discuss the details of our content and the value we hope to provide.

On our website, you can also find whitepapers on various subjects relating to the future of education, which can be downloaded for free. Written by our very own team, these will give you an insight into the quality and content of our work.