Lessons for the Future: The Missing Dimension in Education

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

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

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