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FORESIGHT FOR EVERY KID The Potential Impacts of Futures Education for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Children: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry

Satterthwaite, Amy (2015) FORESIGHT FOR EVERY KID The Potential Impacts of Futures Education for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Children: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Satterthwaite, Amy
Abstract:

While poverty has proven to negatively impact both cognitive development and overall academic success for K-12 students in Canada and the US, current scholastic outcomes indicate that our education systems continue to fail to fully meet the needs of our most socioeconomically disadvantaged students. Foresight for Every Kid builds upon evidence that students’ success in schools is in part reliant on their valuing the future, and that relationships to the future can be associated with socioeconomic status. Following an introduction to futures studies, there follows an analysis of overlaps between existing research on the impacts of poverty, contemporary teaching strategies for socioeconomically disadvantaged learners, neuroplasticity, and time perspective theory. The project then highlights the potential in futures studies to leverage further change in our school systems, specifically to grow the ‘future orientation’ of socioeconomically disadvantaged students in order to promote academic success. To that end, two ‘futurized’ tools for educators are introduced: a futurized educator profile, and a futurized teaching process framework.

Date: August 2015
Uncontrolled Keywords: poverty, education, systems,Foresight, student success, teaching strategies, educator
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2016 13:36
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2016 13:36
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/348

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