Unleashing the Power of 21st Century Kids

We all want our kids to be educated. What’s changing is what an education is, and what “being educated means.”

— Marc Prensky

Marc Prensky’s answer to the question “What is the purpose of education?”   — that education should now empower youth to improve their communities and the world — would unleash the energy, creativity, and compassion of students and teachers in ways we have never imagined. We need the better world Prensky envisions.

— Milton Chen
The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Read The Vision

“Every now and then a book comes along that helps you see the world in a very different way. This is one of those books…the most important and insightful book i have read in many years.”
— CHARLES M. REIGELUTH, Professor of Education, Indiana University


Education to Better Their World

Marc Prensky’s 7th book, Education to Better Their World: Unleashing the Power of 21st Century Kids, describes a new vision of what a third-millenium education can be – a vision that is a far better alternative to the academic “MESS” (math, English, science, social studies)-based education of today. The book was awarded the 2016 Forward INDIES Book of the Year Gold Prize in Education.

Read chapter 1



Create Your Own Projects: The Database 

The Better Their World Database is a freely-available listing of completed and potential real-world-projects with MEASURABLE POSITIVE IMPACT on the world — intended to stimulate students’ and teachers’ thinking about what today’s students can accomplish.


Working Version

Click on one or more of the filters (or no filters) and hit Apply. Scroll though the projects and click on a project to see details.

The GLOBAL FUTURE EDUCATION FOUNDATION, funder of the Better Their World Database and publisher of “The World Needs a New Curriculum” is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedication to promoting and spreading EDUCATION TO BETTER THEIR WORLD — the new, better alternative vision of education for young people in the third millennium — around the world.

Author and education consultant Marc Prensky poses for a portrait on a rooftop patio of his apartment building in lower Manhattan, Tuesday, September 25, 2012.  Pictured below is the Hudson River and Jersey City Skyline.  Emile Wamsteker for Education Week

About Marc

Marc Prensky, founder and Executive Director of the Global Future Education Foundation and Institute, is an internationally acclaimed speaker, author, consultant and “practical visionary,” promoting civilization-level change in global education.  He has spoken in over 40 countries, authored seven books, and published over 100 essays; his writing has been translated into 11 languages.

Marc Prensky was always ahead of his time. Education to Better Their World continues this trend in spades. This book is a goldmine and a powerful wakeup call that the future is already here—in  pockets right now but a harbinger of what is rapidly emerging. Read the book and make yourself part of the future today.
— MICHAEL FULLAN, Professor Emeritus, OISE / University of Toronto

Marc on the Changing Ends of Education