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Foresight Education Project
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Our Vision – “To teach as much about the future as we teach about the past.”
Futurizing Your Teaching Practice - U of Houston Webinar
Download the flyer here .
The Futures Studies program at the University of Houston, along with the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented (TAGT) and the Texas Future Problem Solving Program (TFPSP), is proud to announce a Webinar for teachers that will give them the rationale and the tools to introduce futures thinking into their classes, no matter what discipline they teach.
The Webinar will be broadcast on Thursdays (20 October, 27 October, 3 November & 10 November 2011) from 4-5:30 PM (CST). The Webinar also satisfies the the 6-hour update requirement for GT certified teachers in Texas.
Learn more about the Webinar Sessions (attachment bottom of page).
We have created a flexible set of registration options to cover every contingency. Participants may register as individuals or as groups of 3 or more, all of whom use the same computer. Participants may also register for the entire series of four classes or for any combination of classes. Prices vary depending on the options chosen.
10 options available. (Workshop being rescheduled to fall. Registration Date TBA)
11SHDFUT100 -----Individual registration for the entire series.
11SHDFUT101C -- Individual registration for Session 1 (Why Teach about the Future - 20 October)
11SHDFUT102C -- Individual registration for Session 2 (What to Teach about the Future - 27 October)
11SHDFUT103C -- Individual registration for Session 3 (Tools & Techniques I - 3 November)
11SHDFUT104C -- Individual registration for Session 4 (Tools & Techniques II - 10 November)
11SHDFUT200 -----Group registration for the entire series.
11SHDFUT201C -- Group registration for Session 1 (Why Teach about the Future - 20 October)
11SHDFUT202C -- Group registration for Session 2 (What to Teach about the Future - 27 October)
11SHDFUT203C -- Group registration for Session 3 (Tools & Techniques I - 3 November)
11SHDFUT204C -- Group registration for Session 4 (Tools & Techniques II - 10 Novermber)
Press CODE on the registration page to get the options in this order.
Register Date TBA.
How to Host a Summer Futures Camp - The U of Houston Model
The graduate Futures Studies program at the University of Houston offered its first Summer Futures Camp for middle school students last summer. It was such a success that other educational centers have asked for the “recipe.”
To view the 6 minute introductory “how-to” video, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ5Hssn9AOw
The DVD can be obtained by going to http://www.olivermarkley.com/education-futures/ .
Need More Information? Dr. Peter Bishop or Dr. Kay Strong
A note on terminology: As opposed to the term “futurist,”commonly understood to be a professional who deals with the long-term future, the field of foresight and futures studies is still looking for a name. Among thecandidates are futures studies, futures research, futurology, futurism, futuristics and foresight. We have chosen to use “foresight” because (1) it is now the common term for describing and influencing long-term change in most of the world and (2) it carries less baggage than the older terms do. We hope you agree.
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|ErranCarmel||Teaching Future and Foresight at a Business School.||1||Jul 9 2010, 7:18 AM EDT by Anonymous|
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In spring semester I taught an MBA class: FUTURE AND FORESIGHT. It is somewhat rare to teach it in a Business School. Often, some future thinking approaches are blended into other traditional business topics, such as Strategy.
In this message I briefly share my experience.
My syllabus outline for this short class appears below. I benefited immensely from being here in Washington DC where many of the best futurists work. Several were able to come speak to the class.
Week 1: Introduction?
Week 2: Scenarios. Creating scenarios is one of the foundational methods. It is the core method for the student papers.
Week 3: Desired Futures ; Patterns & Trends
Week 4: Technology; Scanning; Wild Cards
Week 5: Other Key Tools and Methods (Included a Delphi exercise).
Week 6: The future molecular economy and other topics.
Week 7: Celebration with Foods of the Future / Students Presentations.
Professor of Information Technology
and International Business Research Professor.
Kogod School of Business, American University,
Washington D.C. 20016-8044 USA.
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|Itazvia||Studying the "Field" of Special Education..Intention(ally)||4||Mar 15 2009, 11:10 PM EDT by h_kwok|
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Every year I choose a theory, or thinker of foresight with whom I intentionally think. This past year I have intentionally thought about intention qua intention. Those thinkers who have shaped my lived experience include Linda McTagger.t (The Field) and William Tiller. This process has revolutionized every thing I have done in my practice as both a teacher and administrator. The focal point of my intention aims to enlighten students' understandings of what I currently refer to as our "unified mind." Along the lines of futures, foresight education and intention I would love to be engaged with others in this trope. Thusly, as for the aforementioned name search, I would offer "Intentional Futures, Creation and Studies."
Best to all.
Elizabeth Haran Caplan
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|Anonymous||Foresight and peace education||0||Jan 9 2009, 11:52 AM EST by Anonymous|
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It is more and more important to entroduce peace education with foresight education. Much has been done in peace education and some people hav econnected to foresight but it is important that pece be part of foresight education as foresight in any subject is linked to possible futures of conflict as well as peace
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Webinar Sessions descriptions