ERIC Number: ED080422
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Futures Information Interchange.
Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.
This newsletter is an information exchange effort on the part of the Futures Information Center being established at the University of Massachusetts. Typical issues will contain information on innovative lesson plans, ideas, materials, project descriptions, or other facets which are being implemented at various levels and schools on the topic of futures. Announcements and discussions of books and materials, and workshops which were brought to the Center's attention, are included. This issue presents two special feature sections. The first describes a group learning exercise introduced to a graduate seminar in futurism in which a hypothetical commercial drug company announces a new drug that, when injected, gives the user a perfect recall of all that he/she has experienced during the three hour period that the drug is active. Assignments are included which focus on critical thinking skills in writing and discussion. The second feature section offers (in several pages) a framework of a futures curriculum from a New Jersey high school. The framework provides an overview, unit outline, and classroom activity section. Those interested in receiving the free newsletter should get on the mailing list. (SJM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Information Dissemination, Newsletters, Teaching Methods
Futures Information Interchange, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002 (free)
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Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.