Journal of Futures Studies

Futures Education

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 […]

Good Roads and Potholes: Teaching Foresight to Younger Children

June 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Case Studies, Futures Education | Comments Off on Good Roads and Potholes: Teaching Foresight to Younger Children

by Timothy C. Mack ABSTRACT “Good Roads and Potholes” collects some of the lessons learned by the World Future Society (WFS) in exploring the concept of foresight with groups of children of elementary and secondary school age. The article covers past presentations, tactics and techniques and catalogues a range of appropriately successful outcomes. Groups range from […]

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 […]

Teaching and Learning the Future: Process Part 3: “So You Want to Teach the Future?”

March 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Futures Education, Special Issues and Symposia | Leave A Comment »

by Stephen F. Steele Introduction In our second Issue of the three-part teaching symposium, “Teaching and Learning the Future: Projects and Programs” (Journal of Futures Studies, September 2010), contributors reviewed portraits of four structures, organizations and programs that supply the foundation for foresight training and education. In this final issue, we focus on “how do you […]

Teaching and Learning the Future: Process Part 3: "So You Want to Teach the Future?"

March 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Futures Education, Special Issues and Symposia | Leave A Comment »

by Stephen F. Steele Introduction In our second Issue of the three-part teaching symposium, “Teaching and Learning the Future: Projects and Programs” (Journal of Futures Studies, September 2010), contributors reviewed portraits of four structures, organizations and programs that supply the foundation for foresight training and education. In this final issue, we focus on “how do you […]

On Becoming and Being a Futurist: An Interview with Wendell Bell

November 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Book Reviews and Scans, Futures Education | Comments Off on On Becoming and Being a Futurist: An Interview with Wendell Bell

by Levelhead 753(Wendell Bell) Introduction This article is an enlarged and updated version of a paper first published in Italian in Futuribili 1, 1994, pp. 53-62. Wendell Bell wishes to thank Alberto Gasparini for permission to publish it here and Eleonora Barbieri Masini at whose invitation it was first written.(continue…) View PDF

Maps, Metaphors and Myths: Beyond Impoverished Imagination about Peace, Development and the Future

August 11th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Futures Education, Peace Futures | Comments Off on Maps, Metaphors and Myths: Beyond Impoverished Imagination about Peace, Development and the Future

by Francis Hutchinson ABSTRACT This paper is a companion piece to “Mapping and imagined futures: beyond colonising cartography”. It extends the earlier argument about rethinking the way we map our world and the future. Wide dialogue is invited. From a peace education and futures education perspective, many critical issues are raised. These issues include whether our […]

Mapping and Imagined Futures:Beyond Colonising Cartography

May 9th, 2005  |  by  |  published in Futures Education, Peace Futures | Comments Off on Mapping and Imagined Futures:Beyond Colonising Cartography

by Francis Hutchinson ABSTRACT This paper invites wide dialogue on the ways we map the world and the future .It also asks how dominant ways of mapping might affect our sense of agency, ethical regard for others, and levels of active community participation in shaping the future. Evidence is provided that what has been presented traditionally […]


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