Seeing systems through the lens of complexity needs to happen more and more often in education.
As the 21st century unfolds, humanity is facing unprecedented opportunities and existential challenges never before seen in the history of our species. As our technological achievements continue to evolve at exponential rates and our human systems span the globe, we are increasingly empowered to create futures that work for the whole of humanity and the biotic community with whom we share Earth. At the same time, we are experiencing global-scale environmental, socio-economic and cultural dynamics that increasingly jeopardize the continuation of our society and even the life on our planet as we know it. Both the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century are creating immense pressure on human systems to evolve to meet the needs of today and provide a healthy human legacy for future generations.