Day 9 – Agenda

11:30am11:45am OLI questions page 20

11:45-12noon Hopes and Fears first day of class

Hopes & Fears
 

Hopes
Fears

Alvin Toffler wordcloud

Alvin Toffler wordcloud

2016 Futurists Excited about futures wordcloud

2016 Futurists Excited about futures wordcloud

 2016 Futurists fears about futures wordcloud

2016 Futurists fears about futures wordcloud

What are some of the differences between personal and professional futures?

12:00-12:15pm Setting the stage for Personas.

Most of you are probably not very much like your personas. You are trying to imagine what it is like to see the world through someone else’s eyes. http://www.ted.com/talks/j_d_vance_the_struggles_of_america_s_forgotten_working_class

Another TED talk on system failure in public education.

https://www.ted.com/talks/geoffrey_canada_our_failing_schools_enough_is_enough#t-464304 

First, questions first. Remember the differences between your fears and hopes for the future as we mapped them on the first day of class.

What kind of fears does this person have about the future 40-50 years out today? 

What kind hopes does this person have for the future 40-50 years out?

12:15-12:45pm In-class assignment:

(a) Persona Mandala

(b) Revised Timeline

12:45: Homework: OLI page 21 due before next class on Day 10.

Recap:

This week, we’re beginning the unit on futures studies. We’re pivoting from individual perception of futures and systems perspectives on futures. We’re beginning to see the difference between individual perception of futures and a more systems perspective on futures. As we move forward, you’ll see how futurists manage multiple perspectives on systems. We’ll look at alternative futures next.

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