The future of learning


Emerald and SDGs
An Emerald mission in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The world we live in is changing at a fast pace and what we teach and how we teach is also evolving rapidly. What do our tech futures look like and how can we embrace developments to ensure positive teaching and learning experiences with improved outcomes? How can our education systems be reshaped to foster learner-first approaches and also keep up to date with growing demands of the 21st century?

Together with some of our partners and authors, we've been exploring this subject.

We’re searching for more authors to publish with us in the field of education, we’d love to hear from you.

This mission supports our Quality education for all goal


Author thoughts

Some of our authors have been sharing their research in different ways; check out our chatty podcast or a presentation video to find out more.

Future of learning

We talked to Dr John Moravec the founder of Education Futures LLC and new Editor-in-Chief of On the Horizon about the disruption in education caused by COVID, and what all these changes might mean for the future.

Read a transcript of the podcast >

Educating tomorrow

If education is to support the society we want, what is it that we want people to learn? In their new book Educating Tomorrow, Ruth Luzmore and Chris Brown look at education in the past, present and imagine what the future of learning could be.

Journal articles


Female teachers' perceptions of African-American male elementary school students who misbehave: a narrative inquiry

Wellington Williams
Emerald Open Research
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Calls for papers

We’re looking for articles to publish in the following titles. Find out about the journals aims, typical areas of interest and how to submit by clicking through the cards below.

Special issues

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We love hearing from researchers and practitioners about their work.

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Mission-led research – our goals

Our core area of focus is interdisciplinary research aligned with the UN SDGs, with these key goals in mind, all of which are about creating real world impact, at a time when it's needed most.

Fairer society

We are passionate about working with researchers globally to deliver a fairer, more inclusive society. This perhaps has never been more important in today’s divided world...



Healthier lives

We understand the value of a world that recognises and protects the most vulnerable and acknowledges the importance of a healthy mind as well as a healthy body...



Responsible management

We aim to champion researchers, practitioners, policymakers and organisations who share our goals of a more ethical, responsible and sustainable way of working...



Quality education for all

We believe in quality education for everyone, everywhere and by highlighting the issue and working with experts in the field, we can find ways we can all be part of the solution...



Sustainable structures and infrastructures

We recognise the transformative power of sustainable engineering, design and building practices in creating a world where our planet and its inhabitants can thrive.