Journal of Futures Studies

Education Futures

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 […]

Learning English in Taiwan's Elementary Schools

December 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Education Futures, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Learning English in Taiwan's Elementary Schools

by Wu, Tzu-Ying ABSTRACT The learning of English is a significant education policy issue in Taiwan. The government of Taiwan tries hard to improve students’ English language competence. When policy-makers launch a policy on learning, they need to consider both external and internal learning factors at the same time. The external aspect deals with the reasons […]

Learning English in Taiwan’s Elementary Schools

December 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Education Futures, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Learning English in Taiwan’s Elementary Schools

by Wu, Tzu-Ying ABSTRACT The learning of English is a significant education policy issue in Taiwan. The government of Taiwan tries hard to improve students’ English language competence. When policy-makers launch a policy on learning, they need to consider both external and internal learning factors at the same time. The external aspect deals with the reasons […]

Education: Time to rethink the Industrial model?

September 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Education Futures | Comments Off on Education: Time to rethink the Industrial model?

by Graham H. May Introduction This paper is based on a presentation to the “Re-inventing the University” Conference at Dublin City University (DCU) in June 2010. The conference was part of a foresight exercise undertaken by the University details of which can be found at http://www.dcu.ie/themes/foresight/index.shtml “If your plan is for 1 year, Plant Rice; If […]

Transforming Public Institutions: Some Conclusions from Applications of Scenario Planning Method to Determine Strategic Directions

June 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Education Futures, Scenario Work and Alternative Futures | Comments Off on Transforming Public Institutions: Some Conclusions from Applications of Scenario Planning Method to Determine Strategic Directions

by Azhari-Karim ABSTRACT This paper explores the efforts at transformation undertaken by four public institutions in Malaysia in response to Government demand. Their experiences are discussed and analysed based on the different methods chosen by the institutions in mapping their future strategic actions. What became clear is that scenario planning methods were found to be more […]

Getting Started in Educational Futuristics

June 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Action Research and Organizational Learning, Education Futures, Futures Education | Comments Off on Getting Started in Educational Futuristics

by Arthur B. Shostak ABSTRACT K – 12 administrators, teachers, and students can better appreciate the learning rewards possible from Educational Futuristics through employ of action projects. Twelve are outlined below, each well suited to student age and course-specific adaptation. Affordable, engaging, and pragmatic, they combine fun with take away” lessons of lasting value. Careful to […]

Relational Futures in Preschool

June 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Education Futures, Futures Education, Holisms and Integrative Theories | Comments Off on Relational Futures in Preschool

by Heidi Gustafson ABSTRACT This paper discusses the importance of preschool education in relation to futures teaching and critical discourse. I will discuss preschool as a functioning, unparallel space that can help define futures oriented education. By outlining preschoolers as presently active collaborators in future worlds as opposed to merely inhabitants of future worlds, this discussion […]

How to Teach Futures Studies: Some Experiences

June 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Education Futures, Futures Education | Comments Off on How to Teach Futures Studies: Some Experiences

by Eleonora Barbieri Masini ABSTRACT Given the growing importance of futures studies in the world today due to the ever greater rapidity and interrelatedness of changes, it is crucial that education towards the future should be increased. The article stresses the importance of such education from a very early age in children, and then through different […]

Avatar… and the 'Sustainabullies' of Higher Education

March 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Education Futures, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Leave A Comment »

by Patricia Kelly ABSTRACT This paper uses the film Avatar as the basis for transdisciplinary insights, based on media studies, critical futures and academic staff development perspectives. These are used to discuss parallels between the Avatar’s Colonel Quaritch’s rabid rejection of reverence for nature, angry conservative responses to the movie and some harsh criticism of the […]

Avatar… and the ‘Sustainabullies’ of Higher Education

March 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Ecological and Environmental Foresight, Education Futures, Holisms and Integrative Theories, Psychology, Consciousness and the Future | Leave A Comment »

by Patricia Kelly ABSTRACT This paper uses the film Avatar as the basis for transdisciplinary insights, based on media studies, critical futures and academic staff development perspectives. These are used to discuss parallels between the Avatar’s Colonel Quaritch’s rabid rejection of reverence for nature, angry conservative responses to the movie and some harsh criticism of the […]


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