9780415276726

Lessons for the Future: The Missing Dimension in Education

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415276726

  • ISBN10:

    0415276721

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-10-11
  • Publisher: RoutledgeFalmer

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Summary

Drawing on the latest research in futures studies, this book provides new insights into ways of helping both students and teachers think more critically and creatively about their own future and that of wider society. It acknowledges the crucial role of education in helping young people understand the nature of local and global change and the social and environmental impacts such change will have on their future. Setting out a clear educational rationale for promoting global and futures perspective in education, it provides helpful and stimulating examples of futures-orientated classroom activities. It also includes fascinating research into children's views of the future.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Foreword xi
Wendell Bell
Acknowledgements xvii
Remembering the Future: A Personal/Professional Journey
1(10)
Reclaiming the Future: What Every Educator Needs to Know
11(15)
A lesson for the Future: Young People's Concerns for Tomorrow
26(14)
A Geography for the Future: Some Classroom Activities
40(13)
Towards Tomorrow: Strategies for Envisioning the Future
53(7)
Retrieving the Dream: How Students Envision their Preferable Futures
60(8)
Stories of Hope: A Response to the Psychology of Despair
68(10)
Always Coming Home: Identifying Educators' Desirable Futures
78(12)
Living Lightly on the earth: A Residential Fieldwork Experience
90(8)
Teaching About Global Issues: The Need for Holistic Learning
98(11)
Questioning the Century: Shared Stories of Past, Present and Future
109(13)
Epilogue: Some Lessons for the Future
122(9)
Bibliography 131(9)
Index 140

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