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ERIC Number: ED132104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 9
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The Future, as Process.
Fletcher, Geoffrey H.; Wooddell, Gary D.
Preparing the individual for the future is the ultimate goal of education. However, this goal is increasingly unmet as education becomes fragmented into disciplines which divide learning into a collection of unrelated situations. One solution to this fragmented learning is an interdisciplinary approach which is characterized by a concern for individual growth and the capacity to look at learning as a process. Three skills needed for future competence are creativity, reasoning, and decision making. An example of how creative decision making has been applied in a classroom setting is the nondisciplinary futurology program at Milford Junior High School in Milford, Ohio. Five aspects of creative decision making in this program include the ability of students to (1) recognize the significance of a given situation; (2) arrive at a variety of alternative approaches to deal with the situation; (3) examine the potential effects of any choice or decision; (4) make a decision based on available information; and (5) accept responsibility for decisions. The attitude of students involved in the program has been highly favorable. Students have often commented that they enjoy the class because it permits them to study subjects in a new and interesting way. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Books
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