15 mins: Unit 9 small group discussion unit 9 topic.
This week, we’ve explored normative futures through the WBCSD plan for 2050 and Arnold Wasserman’s LEARN!2050. Both plans describe global goals for 2050. In class, you focused on the future of learning scenario for a specific zip code. What tensions did you notice between looking at a particular area described by a zip code and global goals for 2050? What are costs and benefits of each approach?
15 mins: Discussion of questions on OLI pages 36-37.
|(1) Do you think most of the people want a free education in the future even though they need to pay more tax?|
|(2) What are the criteria or factors we should think about to examine the feasibility of a measurable benchmark goal?|
|(3) In reaching a goal, does flexibility lie with the goal itself in people’s minds or in the actions they think are necessary to achieve the goals?|
45 mins: Please team up into teams of three to do the following: Slide link
(15 minutes) Step 1. Make a mindmap of how James funds his education currently. Work it out on a whiteboard and input the picture to google slide.
(15 minutes) Step 2. Create an IPO model (input, process, outputs) to explain the different revenue streams.
For example, (input) James works as a bartender –> (process) bar pays him and withholds federal, state, and city taxes –> (output) James pays for his schooling expenses from his paycheck.
- Federal taxes are collected (input) –> (process) –> (outcomes)
- State taxes are collected (input) –> (process) –> (outcomes)
- City taxes are collected (input) –> (process) –> (outcomes)
- State University receives _______ (input) –> (process) –>(outcomes)
Step 3. Imagine for a minute that James was living in 2050 and had a free education like Arnold describes in LEARN!2050. What would be different if education were free. What or who would be paying for James’ education? Why would those people or organizations be paying for his education? Would James’ free education really be free or would he have to pay it back by doing a certain job or working for a certain company, organization, or community or pay back loans etc?
Submit homework for grading.
Homework :: OLI page 39 “Milestones and backcasting”.