ERIC Number: ED230469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Teacher's Guide to the Future.
Murphy, Elaine M.; Cancellier, Patricia
Interchange (Population Education Newsletter), v11 n4 Dec 1982
A brief introduction to futures education, an annotated listing of resources, and three ready-to-use student activities are provided. The introduction discusses the benefits of futures education; for example, it encourages students to make responsible decisions about the future. Next, it lists a variety of techniques developed by futurists to examine a range of probable futures--scenarios, futures wheels, cross-impact materials, Delphi polling, trend extrapolation forecasting, and relevance trees. Following the introduction, eight specific resources are listed, including a guide, teaching model, journal, report, and article. Then three learning activities are listed. The first activity sheet suggests seven activities to help students get involved with the future. For example, students can write a scenario of the world in the year 2003, concentrating on a list of topics provided. In the second activity, students are asked to list future consequences should certain given future developments occur. In the third activity, students are asked to respond to 50 questions designed to stimulate future thinking. (RM)
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Curriculum Development, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy, Environmental Education, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Learning Activities, Resource Materials, Social Change, Teaching Methods, Technology
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.