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

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Overview

If all education is for the future, where is the future explored in education? This thought provoking book argues persuasively for a more futures-orientated curriculum in schools and teacher education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415276726
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/11/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Lexile: 1250L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David is Professor in the School of Education at Bath Spa University where he teaches on the undergraduate Education Studies degree. He has a particular interest in the need for both a global and futures dimension in the curriculum. David taught geography in schools before directing a national global education project in the 1980s. Since 1990 his writing, research and teaching have particularly focused on ways of helping students and teachers think more critically and creatively about the future. He is internationally recognized for his work on global and futures perspectives in the curriculum.
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements
1 Remembering the future: a personal/professional journey 1
2 Reclaiming the future: what every educator needs to know 11
3 A lesson for the future: young people's concerns for tomorrow 26
4 A geography for the future: some classroom activities 40
5 Towards tomorrow: strategies for envisioning the future 53
6 Retrieving the dream: how students envision their preferable futures 60
7 Stories of hope: a response to the psychology of despair 68
8 Always coming home: identifying educators' desirable futures 78
9 Living lightly on the earth: a residential fieldwork experience 90
10 Teaching about global issues: the need for holistic learning 98
11 Questioning the century: shared stories of past, present and future 109
12 Epilogue: some lessons for the future 122
Bibliography 131
Index 140
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