SCHOOLS THAT LEARN: CREATING FUTURES THAT MATTER
EDUC7036 Course Profile
The University of Queensland
There is widespread perception in Australia, and indeed, all over the world, that our education systems are failing to prepare young people for the very different world they will inhabit in the not so distant future. Yet accurately predicting the future is not possible. What can be done? One response is to build a whole range of resources from the field of Futures Studies into educational structures, processes and curricula. These resources include futures concepts, futures tools and teaching techniques. Such starting points provide the means to create new units, modules and indeed whole futures oriented curricula. These tools are also useful for those who wish to introduce a futures focus within other subjects, and for those whose interest lies in educational leadership or administration rather than curriculum.