ERIC Number: ED174546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Energizing Future Studies. Futures Information Interchange, Vol. V, No. 1, December 1977 [And] The Best from Futures Information Interchange, Vol. V, No. 2, April 1978 [And] Futures Information Interchange, Vol. VI, No. 1, 1978 [And] Futures Information Interchange, Vol. VI, No. 2, 1979.
Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.
The document is comprised of four newsletters which present a collection of essays, practical teaching methods, and learning activities introducing future studies into the classroom. Aimed at primary and secondary teachers, subject areas include forecasting methods, curriculum implementation and evaluation, innovative teaching materials and strategies, computer-based instruction, energy usage and conservation, planning, technological literacy, and alternative education. The December 1977 issue discusses energy and the necessity for energy education, covering nuclear energy, teaching guidelines and ecological concepts, lesson plans developing creative capacities, a unit interrelating air pollution and math concepts, solar energy, a communication game, and bibliographies. The April 1978 issue chooses the best fourteen articles from past issues, including the definition and educational roles of a futurist, student attitudes toward future studies, the relevance of future studies, several games and other teaching methods. The Fall 1978 issue offers eight articles, discussing topics such as educational objectives and learning activities for energy conservation curriculum, a futures approach to teaching history, group grading, and the need for alternative decisional and problem solving approaches in future studies curriculum. The Spring 1979 issue presents essays exploring the future of education, Buckminster Fuller's synergetic approach, the role of science and technology in our society, and some pitfalls of educational futurism. It includes two futures learning activities and two examples of research in educational futurism. (CK)
Descriptors: Creativity, Curriculum Development, Ecology, Education, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Energy Conservation, Futures (of Society), Individualism, Learning Activities, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education), Social Change, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Technology, Units of Study
Future Studies Program, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003 ($6.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. School of Education.