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ERIC Number: ED524508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Taking a "Future Focus" in Education--What Does It Mean? An NZCER Working Paper from the Future-Focussed Issues in Education (FFI) Project
Bolstad, Rachel
New Zealand Council for Educational Research
This working paper describes some of the ideas underpinning NZCER's Future-Focused Issues (FFI) project. There is a variety of ways to interpret what it means to take a "future focus" in education. This paper explains why the FFI project has focused primarily on concepts specifically mentioned in relation to "future focus" in "The New Zealand Curriculum": sustainability, enterprise, globalisation and citizenship. It introduces the notion of "wicked problems"--challenges characteristic of the 21st century that intertwine future-focused issues--and what these may mean for society and education. Finally, it outlines what we have learned in our studies of education in relation to the FFIs. Appended are: (1) Previous NZCER projects that the future-focused issues project draws on; and (2) Previous NZCER projects that the future-focused issues project draws on. (Contains 3 figures, 2 tables and 9 footnotes.)
New Zealand Council for Educational Research. P.O. Box 3237, Wellington 6140 New Zealand. Tel: +64-4384-7939; Fax: +64-4384-7933; Web site: http://www.nzcer.org.nz
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand