Teach the Future is a global movement that promotes futures literacy for students and educators.
Our aspiration is that every student is prepared to navigate an uncertain world and has the agency to imagine and create their preferred future.
Our mission is to teach futures-thinking skills to students and educators around the world and to inspire them to influence their futures.
The programm was developed by Professor Peter Bishop in 2013, who led the master’s degree in Foresight programm at the University of Houston for 30 years. He also wrote Teaching About the Future with his colleague, Dr Andy Hines. He is now the Executive Director of Teach the Future, a global movement that promotes futures literacy for students and educators.
The programm is aimed at learners and young adults and gives participants, whether they are ten or eighteen, an opportunity to explore many different futures in a meaningful and structured way. Participants are encouraged to create a vision or picture of their possible futures, informed by their knowledge and understanding of their current circumstances as well as external factors that may influence their future. Fundamental to any respected exploration of the future is the principle that the future cannot be predicted, nor is it predetermined but that the future can be influenced by individual choices and actions, as well as by the world around us.
The Teach the Future curriculum (in various formats) is taught in schools (or after school hours) around the world.
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