Lessons for the Future: The Missing Dimension in Education / Edition 1

Lessons for the Future: The Missing Dimension in Education / Edition 1

by Dr David Hicks, David Hicks
     
 

Drawing on the latest research in futures studies, this book provides new insights into ways of helping both students and teachers think more critically and creatively about their own future and that of wider society. It acknowledges the crucial role of education in helping young people understand the nature of local and global change and the social and

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Drawing on the latest research in futures studies, this book provides new insights into ways of helping both students and teachers think more critically and creatively about their own future and that of wider society. It acknowledges the crucial role of education in helping young people understand the nature of local and global change and the social and environmental impacts such change will have on their future. Setting out a clear educational rationale for promoting global and futures perspective in education, it provides helpful and stimulating examples of futures-orientated classroom activities. It also includes fascinating research into children's views of the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415276726
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/11/2002
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1250L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements
1Remembering the future: a personal/professional journey1
2Reclaiming the future: what every educator needs to know11
3A lesson for the future: young people's concerns for tomorrow26
4A geography for the future: some classroom activities40
5Towards tomorrow: strategies for envisioning the future53
6Retrieving the dream: how students envision their preferable futures60
7Stories of hope: a response to the psychology of despair68
8Always coming home: identifying educators' desirable futures78
9Living lightly on the earth: a residential fieldwork experience90
10Teaching about global issues: the need for holistic learning98
11Questioning the century: shared stories of past, present and future109
12Epilogue: some lessons for the future122
Bibliography131
Index140

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