Taking the Future to the Community

by Steven T. Henick


How do you introduce and expand futures education at a community college? This article discusses IF@AACC which was established at Anne Arundel Community College in 2003 to promote futures thinking and the art of foresight. The Institute has recruited and deployed an inter-disciplinary faculty team and participants from the community to develop and support several futures programs. Included are academic courses in Exploring the Future and Globalization and its Future, professional education for faculty and staff and for secondary school teachers. The Institute works with 3rd – 5th graders but has also conducted training workshops for the National Intelligence Community.

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