ERIC Number: ED106194
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Futures Information Interchange Newsletter; Volume 3, Number 2 and 3, December 1974 and April 1975.
Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.
The Futures Information Interchange Newsletters (No. 2 and 3) include a collection of practical teaching methods and learning activities for introducing future studies in the elementary and secondary classroom. Two lead articles offer new insights into future studies. In "Dilemmas of a Futurist" Fran Koster discusses some of the stresses unique to futuristics practitioners. Jake Plante in "Images of the Future and Their Educational Significance" urges educators to recognize that a greater future time perspective has a positive effect on life in the present, i.e., future imaging relates to the here and now. Additional articles are included on a cross-impact matrix which is a planning technique for determining the mode and impact of relations between sets of information or events, a model for classroom exploration of community futures, simulation games in the classroom, and guidelines for using the Delphi method. Class exercises, bibliographies, questionnaires, games and simulations are provided on various topics, such as population, ecology, and energy, in order to give teachers and students materials and ideas to work with on future studies. (JR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.
Note: Two issues of newsletters are combined, n2 and n3