ERIC Number: ED346030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Our Present--Their Future: A Resource Book for Personal and Global Futures in the "Transition Years" and Beyond.
Dixon, Barbara; Lahe, Lillian
This resource book examines the need for educators in Canada to recognize the importance of implementing personal and global future studies, problem solving, and creative processes within the school curriculum and to provide a theoretical base of ideas and procedures for practicums application in the classroom. The book includes samples of student writings to demonstrate the application of learning activities. In recognition of the holistic nature of the learner, the text presents both cognitive and affective strategies and approaches which will enable students to examine both personal and global futures. When equipped with appropriate knowledge and processes for present and future use, learners rather than students will be created. These individuals will be equipped to approach the unknown future as informed problem solvers and active participants, valuing higher level thinking and in-depth studies. The volume is organized into eight chapters: (1) an Introduction; (2) Why Futures Study? (3) Personal Futures: Journal Writing; (4) Global Futures; (5) Forecasting Tools; (6) Multiple Processes; (7) Beyond the Walls of the Classroom (geared to administrators); and (8) a Conclusion. Three appendixes include models and strategies in the text, journal entries, and responses to the process. (LL)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Creative Teaching, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Holistic Approach, Inservice Teacher Education, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Process Education, Relevance (Education), Resource Materials, Student Journals, Thinking Skills
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V6 (Cat. no. 1379, $48.50).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers: Canada; Personal Discovery Approach