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Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"
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Unit 1. Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development"

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Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development". Unit 1. Envisioning the future

Introduction to the contents of the course "Future of Development". Unit 1. Envisioning the future

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  • 1. Program for today: Framework of the course: • Course organization information • Introduction on the emerging framework for the course – Themes that will be dealt with in this course • Game: Where Am I going? • Assignment to be prepared for next session: – In order to get a first taste of how everything is connected, we will explore the theme of ‘human consumption and different ideologies’ – by watching a short documentary and answering the assigned questions
  • 2. Course organization • We will meet on the Mondays and Wednesdays (block 2) • From 3.45 pm – 6.15 pm
  • 3. Fundamental concepts for this course (1): 1. Development: – What is development? • Theory of Human Development and Capability Approach: Freedom and Agency – How is development manifested in multi-areas of society and in the life of Individuals? – Multi-indicators of development • Sustainability criteria • Development indicators, among others: – economic progress, social progress & social equality, communal and individual well-being, environment, health & education, democracy & civic participation
  • 4. Fundamental concepts for this course (2): 2. Envisioning the future and creating social change: – Understanding social change – Futures thinking skills: envisioning the future – Scanning the now – Trends and scenario’s – Reflect on the road ahead
  • 5. Fundamental concepts for this course (3) 3. The big transformation trend: Globalization • Aruba is navigating a globalizing world • What is globalization? • Interdependence and systems thinking • Opportunities and dilemas
  • 6. Contents of the course (1) • Unit 1. Future thinking: envisioning the future – (wed: November the 17th) • Unit 2. Human development and Capability approach I – (mon: November the 22th) • Unit 3. Human development and Capability approach II – (wed: November the 24th) • Unit 4. Understanding change: an introduction to the theories of social change – (mon: November the 29th) • Unit 5. Practicing with Trends and scenario’s – (wed: December the 1st ) • Unit 6. Indicators of development & sustainability 1 – (mon: December the 6th )
  • 7. Contents of the course (2) • Unit 7. Indicators of development & sustainability 2 – (wed: December the 8th ) • Unit 8. Population studies and theories – (mon: January the 3rd ) • Unit 9. Globalization – (wed: January the 7th ) • Unit 10. Dilemma’s and opportunities – (mon: January the 10th) • Unit 11. Presentation of change agents projects (concept version) – (wed: January the 12th )
  • 8. Literature • Consult the Wikispace for the assigned literature and additional resources: www.future-of-development.wikispaces.com
  • 9. Contact teacher • Teacher contact: nadiadresscher@gmail.com • Room C.E.C no. 9 • Telephone Ext. 240
  • 10. Assessment: The Change Agents Project (team-work) • Work in teams of 3 • Think of a future problem/dilemma for the development of Aruba – make an analysis of this in terms of situation now (scan) – why this is a problem (rationale) – and how this will keep up being a problem in the future (trends and scenario) • Write a report/plan on how you think you can contribute to the solution – be bold, be creative, out-of the box thinking is stimulated, but also the ability to show me how this plan is feasible (make it realistic: SMART) – And how this plan will contribute to multi development indicators – Present a first concept of your ‘change agent project’ in our last class, the feedback you get from the class is a valuable input for your definite plan
  • 11. •be bold, •be creative, •‘out-of the box’ thinking is stimulated, •but also the ability to show how this plan is feasible •Make it SMART S = Specific M = Measurable A = Attainable R = Relevant T = Time-bound
  • 12. Where Am I going
  • 13. Game: Where am I going? Backcasting method • Four groups – Where am I now – Where will I be in five years – Where will I be in ten years – Where will I be in twenty years
  • 14. Aspects to consider • Consider what you think about: – Place – Home – Family – Friends – Leisure – Career
  • 15. Discussion • Each group discusses these aspects and gives feedback to the rest of the group, record one or to key points of your discussion • After this each student will fill in the ‘Where am I going sheet’ for him/herself, this is followed by a class discussion. • Pay attention to the following questions: – Where do you see yourself in relation to the four themes at the different staging posts? – What skills do you think you might need for each of these stages? – How do you arrive at each point?

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