Journal of Futures Studies

Futures Education

Futures Scenarios for Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)

July 6th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Education Futures, Futures Education | Comments Off on Futures Scenarios for Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)

Abstract This article presents the scenarios, visions and strategies that resulted from a three day foresight workshop for Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) in Melaka, Malaysia. The workshop used the ‘six pillars’ approach to foresight. The methods used included: The futures triangle, emerging issues analysis, the futures wheel, the Sarkar game and macrohistory, causal layered […]

Images of the Future: Perspectives of Students from Barcelona

November 28th, 2016  |  by  |  published in Futures Education, Social Movements and Visions | Comments Off on Images of the Future: Perspectives of Students from Barcelona

Abstract The relationship between futures studies and education is not new, but it is an essential element for the develop- ment of our society as part of a more balanced world. The aim of this paper is to provide a conceptual framework that describes the associations between future, human temporality and images of the future. […]

Imagining the Future of the Transition from “Youth” to “Adult”: A Case Study of a Futures Literacy Knowledge Laboratory

September 25th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Art and Design, Case Studies, Futures Education, Narrative Foresight, Social and Community Development Foresight | Comments Off on Imagining the Future of the Transition from “Youth” to “Adult”: A Case Study of a Futures Literacy Knowledge Laboratory

by Kewulay Kamara Introduction In May of 2013 a meeting was convened at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center to start an exploration of the changes taking place in how the future is integrated into decisionmaking. On the initiative of UNESCO Foresight twenty-three people from around the world gathered to discuss how recent thinking and experience with […]

Untangling Teachers’ Images of Their Futures Through Their Responses to the Futures Narratives of Children

April 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Futures Education, Narrative Foresight | Leave A Comment »

by Debra Bateman ABSTRACT A significant amount of research has been undertaken exploring individuals’ images of a future. What often remains uninterrogated are the ways in which others’ respond to these images of a future, as they are articulated through narrative discourses. This paper, then, seeks to address this void through the presentation of research which […]

Serendipitous Connections and the Future of Futures Studies

December 30th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Biography and Autobiography, Foresight Field Building, Futures Education | Leave A Comment »

by Debora Halbert Introduction I actually don’t actually remember the first time I met Jim Dator, in part because prior to my arrival at the University of Hawai`i for graduate school, I had never heard of futures studies and thus had no idea how it might influence the next decades of my life. My introduction to […]

Learnings From Futures Studies: Learnings From Dator

December 30th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Biography and Autobiography, Futures Education, Futures Studies Theories | Leave A Comment »

by Sohail Inayatullah ABSTRACT This article explores life learnings from James Dator. These include conceptual, theoretical, pedagogical and praxis learnings. Key conceptual learnings include Futures Studies as focused on more than one future and as disruptive through the methodology of emerging issues analysis. Dator’s pedagogical approach is examined as being open and embracing multiple perspectives. Finally, […]

The World Futures Studies Federation celebrates 40 years – Bucharest 2013

October 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Cultural, Trans-Cultural and Civilizational Foresight, Futures Education, Global Foresight | Leave A Comment »

by Aubrey Yee Introduction Some 29 hours and several airport transfers later, I found myself magically transported  from Honolulu, Hawai’i to Bucharest, Romania. I was one of several futurists who had  made the trek from Hawai’i to attend the bi-annual World Futures Studies Federation  Conference. This was an important year as the federation celebrated it’s 40th […]

Foresight Work as Bridge Building: Poetry, Presence and Beyond

June 24th, 2013  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Foresight Field Building, Futures Education, Futures Studies Theories, Leadership and Foresight | Comments Off on Foresight Work as Bridge Building: Poetry, Presence and Beyond

by Marcus Bussey Introduction In this piece-meal essay I wish to make a case for futurist as bridge builder. By this I mean  that the futurist enables those in contexts to begin to move in directions that are optimal visà-vis the goals of their organisation or community. The construction of such pathways, as  bridges, to the […]

Case Study: Futurizing the K-12 Teaching Practice

June 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Futures Education | Comments Off on Case Study: Futurizing the K-12 Teaching Practice

by Kay E. Strong & Peter C. Bishop ABSTRACT Futurizing the K-12 Teaching Practice is an ongoing workshop, co-sponsored by the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT) and the Houston Independent School District (HISD), and taught by a team of both university-based futures faculty and public school educators teaching gifted/talented and future problem solving […]

Unexpected Issues and Solutions: Emerge from Environmental Manipulation Strategy

June 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Art and Design, Futures Education | Comments Off on Unexpected Issues and Solutions: Emerge from Environmental Manipulation Strategy

by John Cokley & Marisha McAuliffe ABSTRACT Environmental manipulation removes students from their everyday worlds to unfamiliar worlds, to facilitate learning. This article reports that this strategy was effective when applied in a university design unit, using the tactic of immersion in the Second Life online virtual environment. The objective was for teams of students each […]


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