HISD 16 Oct 09 Part I

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UH futures program workshop covering metaphors of the future and sources of change affecting the future.

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  • Source: Conway, Maree. (2009). Environmental Scanning…what it is and how to do it. http://www.slideshare.net/mkconway/environmental-scanning-what-it-is- and-how-to-do-it
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  • HISD 16 Oct 09 Part I

    1. 1. Futurizing Your Teaching Practice A Partnership between Houston Independent School District & Texas Association of Gifted & Talented & University of Houston A TAGT 6-hour Update
    2. 2. Metaphors for the Future Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future
    3. 3. Connection between history & futures If the role of history is two-fold: understand and give context to the changes in our world, and create a bridge between the past and the present, Source: http://bannerswordshield.wordpress.com/2008/05/02/what-is-the-role-of-history/ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future
    4. 4. Connection between history & futures Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future
    5. 5. A Reflection Moment … Does the analogy between history and futures make sense to me?
    6. 6. Sources of Change for the future Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future
    7. 7. Sources of Change for the future Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future 1. Images of the Future: symbols, stories, metaphors
    8. 8. Sources of Change for the future Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future 1. Images of the Future: symbols, stories, metaphors Brief Discussion : What images of the future are conveyed by children’s comics, books, games, media, by advertisers, by popular films?
    9. 9. Sources of Change for the future Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future 1. Images of the Future: symbols, stories, metaphors Brief Discussion : What images of the future are conveyed by children’s comics, books, games, media, by advertisers, by popular films? “ There is a great deal of historical evidence to suggest that a society which loses its identity with posterity and which loses its positive image of the future loses also its capacity to deal with present problems, and soon falls apart (Boulding, 1966).”
    10. 10. Sources of Change for the future Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future 2. Every day decisions and actions prime the future.
    11. 11. Sources of Change for the future Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future 2. Every day decisions and actions prime the future, sometimes with a time delay build in. U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK
    12. 12. Sources of Change for the future Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future 3. Long term trends push through from the past project direction into the future.
    13. 13. Sources of Change for the future Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future 4. Cycles as recurring patterns provide indicators of pathways into the future.
    14. 14. Sources of Change for the future Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future 5. Emerging issues slip slowly from the periphery of society into the mainstream. What rights would a child born as a genetic copy of another have? Source: Microsoft Images .
    15. 15. Sources of Change for the future Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future <ul><li>The completely </li></ul><ul><li>unexpected 9/11s </li></ul>
    16. 16. “ Sources of Change” for the future Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future
    17. 17. Connection between history & futures Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future
    18. 18. Is the future single or multiple? Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future
    19. 19. The Future or Futures? Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future
    20. 20. The Future or Futures? Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future ↔ Change ↔ Future Expected future + Alternative futures + Preferred future
    21. 21. A Reflection Moment … What value do I see in helping students study the future?
    22. 22. Questions? Comments? Concerns?
    23. 23. <ul><li>Part II: Futures Inquiry </li></ul><ul><li> Methodology & Tools </li></ul>

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