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Future Play: Exploring a Futures Thinking Toolkit for Elementary Education

Fernandes, Tanya (2023) Future Play: Exploring a Futures Thinking Toolkit for Elementary Education. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Fernandes, Tanya

The rapidly changing needs and expectations of society are driving contextual, technological, and pedagogical shifts in education. This research project emphasizes the importance of equipping young learners in Ontario’s Public Education System with skills to adapt to an evolving world and to navigate uncertainty. It highlights the importance to prepare students for future challenges and emerging careers. By incorporating Futures Thinking into elementary education, students can develop an early understanding of continuous change and learn the skills needed to anticipate and shape that future.

The outcome of this research was a proposed hypothetical toolkit for educators, as a means of exploring Futures Thinking. The toolkit would assist educators in developing various activities and supply them with resources to teach and support the learning. Through this toolkit, learners would develop their own creative confidence, inspire others, take risks, have the agency to imagine, craft narratives and co-create their futures, through a facilitated approach.

Date: 1 May 2023
Uncontrolled Keywords: Creative Thinking, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Elementary Education,Futures Literacy, Futures Thinking, Futures Thinking Toolkit, Imagining Futures, Problem Solving, Public Education, Systems Thinking.
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 05 May 2023 17:19
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 17:19
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4058

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