Futures in Education Discussed at Anticipation 2017 Conference

Futures researchers and professionals from around the world gathered to University of London for Anticipation 2017 conference on November 8-10th, 2017. The conference was organized as a radical interdisciplinary forum for exploring how ideas of the future inform our action in the present. One of the most discussed themes at the conference was the role …
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Blog: Miksi tulevaisuuksia kannattaa tutkia koulussa?

Koulun tehtävä on antaa lapsille ja nuorille välineet tulevaisuuteen. Tulevaisuudesta on implisiittistä puhetta koulujen opetussuunnitelmissa ja kehittämisstrategioissa, mutta eksplisiittiset viittaukset sen opettamisesta puuttuvat lähes kokonaan. [1] On yleistä että kouluopetuksessa, esimerkiksi globaalikasvatuksen yhteydessä, tunnistetaan tulevaisuuteen vaikuttavia muutosvoimia, uhkia ja mahdollisuuksia, mutta tulevaisuudentutkimukseen pohjautuva syvällisempi tulevaisuuteen tunkeutuminen puuttuu opetuksesta yleensä kokonaan. [2]

UNESCO Futures Literacy Lab explored at FFRC & FFA Summer School in Turku

​About 50 graduate and post-graduate students gathered to Finland Futures Academy’s and Finland Futures Research Centre’s annual Summer School held on June 14–15th in Turku after the FFRC’s 25-anniversary conference Futures of a Complex World. This year’s summer school was organized in the form of Futures Literacy Laboratory (FLL) in co-operation with UNESCO. Head of …
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Battling Poverty with Futures Research

“My own research shows that our world is moving into the next era, the Sixth Wave. The new wave will take a great deal away with it but it will also bring new possibilities as the effective forces of movement are different from before…” Listen to Professor Wilenius‘ interview or read an article on Mercurius …
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Transforming the Future: Anticipation in the 21st Century

Futures experts around the world gathered in Paris on April 13–14th to share and discuss their experiences on transforming the way that the future is being used in their countries. The event was organized by the Head of Foresight Riel Miller from UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme together with the ambassadors of Finland, …
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