Who’s Tryggvi Thayer?

What I do:
University Of Iceland – School of Education: Project manager for Education Plaza, working with educators’ communities of practice to enhance professional development and develop innovative approaches to address educational issues.

University of Minnesota – Dept. of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development: Ph.D. candidate in Comparative and International Development Education. My dissertation research focuses on educational policy and decision makers’ use of foresight programs to support future-oriented long-term policy making.

Consulting: I do consulting work for educational institutions and organizations on matters relating to educational development, information technology in education and international education.

What motivates me?
I see myself as an optimistic education “futurizer”. My primary interest is in future-oriented educational policy and decision making processes. Thus my approach to education futures is a very practical one. My main concern is identifying means to effectively facilitate the transfer of knowledge generated by education futurists to educational policy making processes.

The Education4site.org web site contains a range of my thoughts and ideas on matters relating to education, technology, globalization, and more.

My employment history includes work at the University of Iceland’s Office of International Education, Educate – Iceland, The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Education and Training (Cedefop), and the Icelandic National Agencies for the Lifelong Learning Programme, Erasmus and Erasmus Mundus, and Leonardo da Vinci.

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For a more detailed education and work history, along with other things I’ve done, see my CV here.

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