WFSF has consistently been a leading player in educating young people in the theories, concepts and methods of futures studies. We have offered Introductory Futures Course and Summer Schools since 1975 in former Yugoslavia and Romania. Through the activities of its office-bearers and members WFSF has been centrally involved in the development of many of the university courses in futures studies around the world. Since 2008 WFSF has been actively developing a Repository of Pedagogical Resources with the support of three UNESCO Participation Program grants (1. 2006-2007; 2. 2012-2013; 3. 2014-2015). UNESCO Participation Program 2006-2007 The Online Centre for Pedagogical Resources (OCPR) launched in 2008 was hosted independently through the CSU-MERLOT Project. In 2014 we decided to consolidate and move our Online Repository to our new WFSF online website. UNESCO Participation Program 2012-2013 & 2014-2015 The LEALA: World Futures Learning Lab further developed the quantity and quality of educational resources with the aim of furthering futures education of young people through blending face-to-face courses with online media. The LEALA Database Reports: Courses & Futurists Bibliographies Articles used by Futures Teachers/Instructors Over 20 course outlines and related class materials from a number of university courses in futures studies, including: University of Houston, University of Queensland & SciencesPo. Search here. Search here. Over a dozen open source books on futures-related topics including books by well-known futurists. Over 20 documents, some not officially “open” but may be shared freely with Copryright mention. Video Resources Texts Accompanying Video Resources PPT Presentations Search here.
Reports: Courses & Futurists
· Survey of Futures Courses: WFSF International Survey of University Futures Courses: 2006.
· Review of School Educational Futures: AFI Monograph, Gidley, Bateman & Smith: 2004.
Bibliographies include literature on African futures, educational and youth futures, future generations and futures studies in general. Search here.
Special Journal Issues
Special issues of Futures Journal on University Futures and Educational Futures
Articles used by Futures Teachers/Instructors
Over 20 documents used by teachers/instructors as teaching materials for futures courses, many being provided by our course facilitators for the LEALA pilots.
utures Course Outlines & Dedicated Teaching Texts
Over 20 course outlines and related class materials from a number of university courses in futures studies, including: University of Houston, University of Queensland & SciencesPo.
Workbooks from Futures Courses
Two Roadbooks from pilot in DR Congo, French and Dutch, with English version coming soon.
Video Resources Over 20 videos, including WFSF Conference 2013, Agence Future, WFSF Members and more. See LEALA Vimeo Channel. Texts Accompanying Video Resources Documents that go with some of the video and related web resources: e.g. Ignite your Future. PPT Presentations An emerging collection of PPT presentations, beginning with: Educational Futures, Youth Futures and Futures of Futures Studies. Pedagogical Games & Interactive Web-Resources An eclectic collection of interactive web resources, pedagogical games & positive futures media.