ERIC Number: ED091304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Futuristics. An Instructional Module in Education 220: Foundations of Education.
Stone, Frank A.
"Educational Futuristics," a pilot instructional module for a foundations of education course, resulted in the compilation of these guidelines. The aim of educational futuristics noted in the introduction is to increase student awareness of trends in the environment and of the impact of choices in the future, as well as to equip students in handling more changes creatively. A rationale for teaching futurists is supplemented by two inquiry strategies and some concepts fundamental to educational futurizers. The contents of the guide include the following: a Year 2000 scenario; an explanation of educational futuristics, of the use of guesstimation and choice trees, of cross-impact matrix extrapolation, and of delphi methodology; and comment on global development education, on future oriented games, and on change and innovation strategies. The chapters review important background material and concepts to be presented along with successful classroom approaches. A list of futurist centers and a short reading list on educational futuristics conclude the guide. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Course Content, Decision Making Skills, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Foundations of Education, Fundamental Concepts, Futures (of Society), Games, Guidelines, Higher Education, Program Descriptions, Reading Materials, Resource Centers, Teacher Education, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. World Education Project.