Challenges and Opportunities for Incorporating Futures Education into a Crowded School Curriculum

Mark Paynter

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Futures education develops capacities to shape futures - hopeful futures that enhance human wellbeing while sustaining our global systems. It develops capacities in young people to participate fully In shaping their own personal future, as well as our collective global futures. The thesis argues that incorporating futures education in curricula is crucial to achieving this aspiration. Through adopting a constructivist approach to research, the argument is supported by a critical analysis of previous initiatives in futures education, a practitioner-based study of teaching a specifically designed futures-focused course, and a study of a futures-oriented professional learning program for regional teachers.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Bruce, Neville, Supervisor
  • Cook, Barbara, Supervisor
  • Taylor, Peter, Supervisor, External person
  • Davies, Peter, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date8 Aug 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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