ERIC Number: ED099249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The Advent Futures Studies and Research Curriculum Guide; The Advent Futures Studies and Learning Resources Guide.
Miller, David C.; Hunt, Ronald L.
This two-part curriculum and resource guide provides an undergraduate and graduate level course methodology in contemporary future studies and research. The objectives of this curriculum are to create awareness and appreciation of the fundamental concepts, methods, and limitations of future studies. The curriculum design is conceptual, general in nature, and designed to be used with topical content and focus provided by the instructor and/or the students. The curriculum outline of 15 free-standing modules includes topics on standard study procedure, the time-line, appraising futures reports, futures studies methods, change, alternative futures, forecastability, confidence in forecasts, attitudes toward futures, causality and futures, manageability of futures, values and futures, transcendental change, and stability. The learning resources guide is designed for use with the curriculum guide and includes suggested exercises, assignments, and references for each of the 15 modules; lists of basic reading references and useful 16mm films; and referral title lists of useful popular music recordings and future-oriented poems. (Author/DE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Prediction, Reference Materials, Resource Materials, Social Change, Trend Analysis, Values
DCM Associates, 908 Fox Plaza, San Francisco, California 94102 ($5.00 each for the curriculum and learning resources guides)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A