Journal of Futures Studies

Education Futures

Service as a Value for Reorienting Higher Education?

January 17th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Education Futures, Ethics, Futures and the Commons | Comments Off on Service as a Value for Reorienting Higher Education?

Abstract This paper explores values in Higher Education. It suggests that values change is an important condition for the reorientation taking place in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). Plasker’s 100 Year Lifestyle is used as a context for this reflection and the value of service is offered and explored as a possible zone of ‘value generalisation’ that has the […]

Remember Icarus! Seven Risks that Threaten Business Schools

November 28th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Education Futures, Leadership and Foresight | Comments Off on Remember Icarus! Seven Risks that Threaten Business Schools

Abstract Business schools, according to certain measures, have been a major success story in the recent past of the university, enjoying significant demand growth. We suggest that their future may be more problematic. We offer different possible scenarios for business schools and identify seven key risks that they face. We argue that the most significant […]

Education for Sustainable Development – Learning for Transformation. The Example of Germany

March 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Education Futures | Comments Off on Education for Sustainable Development – Learning for Transformation. The Example of Germany

By Sascha Dannenberg and Theresa Grapentin Abstract This paper addresses education as the central element of sustainable development. In the last decades several international commissions and organizations agreed on the importance of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), resulting in the proclamation of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) by the United Nations in 2004. Mainly based on the experiences […]

Reflections on a Workshop on the Future of Higher Education for Knowledge Economy in Bangladesh

June 19th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Education Futures | Comments Off on Reflections on a Workshop on the Future of Higher Education for Knowledge Economy in Bangladesh

by Umar Sheraz and  Hanifa Beg Introduction COMSTECH Center for STI Policy Research and Training in collaboration with Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University, Bangladesh and Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia offered a training course on “The Role of Higher Education in the Knowledge Economy” at BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, from September 21-25, 2014. The course […]

Using a Futures Method to Improve an Older Adult’s Computer Learning Program: Lessons for a Beginning Futurist

March 14th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Education Futures, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Using a Futures Method to Improve an Older Adult’s Computer Learning Program: Lessons for a Beginning Futurist

by Michael Nycyk Introduction Computers, especially the Internet, have had a significant role in changing human behaviours. A healthy knowledge-based net-society, with widespread computer and other technologies use, is a desirable future goal that potentially brings benefits to society (Duma & Monda, 2013). This must include older adults, those over 60 years of age, who are […]

Impact of ICT Based Education on the Information Society

October 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Education Futures, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures, Technology Futures | Leave A Comment »

by László Duma&Eszter Monda ABSTRACT In the last ten years the continuous growth of internet penetration and the wider palette for spreading ICT tools have changed the availability and quantity of information, communications methods and the learning processes. ICT tools are already extensively used in education and we have reached the turning point when, after the […]

Addressing Culturality: Exploring Alternative and more Authentic Routes for (Australian) Higher Education Organizations

June 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Education Futures | Comments Off on Addressing Culturality: Exploring Alternative and more Authentic Routes for (Australian) Higher Education Organizations

by José W.I.M. van den Akke ABSTRACT This article draws partly from the author’s PhD thesis titled ‘Understanding and Working with the  Dynamics in Cross-Cultural Education. It further builds on her personal experiences as a Culturally  and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) migrant studying and lecturing in Australian higher education  institutions. From a futurist and complexity theory perspective […]

Malaysian Universities in Transformation

December 24th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Education Futures, Narrative Foresight, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Malaysian Universities in Transformation

by Sohail Inayatullah Introduction Will Higher Education in Malaysia transition from the factory model to a student-centred ‘Café’ approach, the ‘à la carte’ university? Will lecturers remain mired in bureaucratic forms or will they be able to focus on teaching and learning? Will blended learning platforms succeed? Will the current pushes of the future – […]

Using Causal Layered Analysis to Explore the Relationship Between Academics and Administrators in Universities

December 24th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Education Futures, Narrative Foresight | Comments Off on Using Causal Layered Analysis to Explore the Relationship Between Academics and Administrators in Universities

by Maree Conway ABSTRACT Universities are complex organisations requiring a range of skills, knowledge and expertise to operate effectively. Since the last quarter of the 20th century, when a separate administrative work jurisdiction began to emerge, academics and administrators have had to co-exist in universities. With growing pressures from government for accountability and transparency during that […]

Peering into the Futures of Liberal Arts

March 25th, 2012  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Education Futures, Leadership and Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Peering into the Futures of Liberal Arts

by Shermon Ortega Cruz ABSTRACT This paper peers into the futures of liberal arts and articulates numerous contexts engaged in shaping the futures of liberal arts. It sought to answer the following questions: Is liberal arts likely to face extinction? Are there other liberal arts contexts other than the Western liberal arts model? Is there such […]


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