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Student Foresight Design Challenge

Published on 7:01 pm By Dave Ramirez

Teach the Future and KnowledgeWorks are co-hosting a student foresight design competition through March 27. The competition is open to any U.S.-based, 13-18-year-old student interested in creating a scenario about the future of education with an optional artifact from the future (an illustration of an object or scene from a future world). See Competition details. Katherine […]

Save the Date: 2017 Foresight Certificate “Boot Camp”

Published on 1:00 pm By Andy

We need to confirm a few things, but almost surely these will by the 2017 dates! Tweet

New edition of Thinking about the Future

Published on 9:30 pm By Andy

An updated second edition of Thinking about the Future is now available on Amazon. The foreseeable depletion of the original print run of the book prompted this new edition. The changes include: Most important, our additional work on the process of using the six framework activities opened up an opportunity to provide specific “how-to” process […]

Reflecting on past APF Gatherings

Published on 9:06 am By Andy

This year’s Gathering, the Learning Remix, curated by Derek Woodgate with the assistance of the fabulous Maggie, and Gatherings Guru Joe Tankersly, added to the rich tradition of outstanding Gatherings. It also marked the close of “Gatherings Survivor” with Peter Bishop emerging as the winner – he is now the only member to have attended […]

New Framework Foresight Graphic

Published on 9:17 am By Andy

It’s been great to have a little design help in order to better communicate what we do at the Houston Foresight program. We published our Framework Foresight method in Futures back in 2013 and had been teaching it for several years before [download graphic] A key change in our approach was the evolution from the […]

Dr. Bishop interviewed in Lithuania

Published on 2:18 pm By April Koury

Grab your passports because we’re traveling to Lithuania with Dr. Peteris Bishopas (Lithuanian spelling)! Last December, Dr. Bishop (our former leader and the current head of Teach the Future) gave an interview to IQ TV while he was in Vilnius for a dissertation defense. He answers a few of the standard questions futurists are used to like: […]

Dr Bishop to “retire”

Published on 5:16 am By Andy

A note from Dr. Bishop: Colleagues, “All good things must come to an end.”  So it is with my full-time appointment to teach in and support the futures program at the University of Houston.  I have submitted my letter of resignation to the Dean, and he accepted it at a faculty meeting. It has been […]

Dr. Bishop helping HISD

Published on 7:54 am By April Koury

In November of 2012, Houston voters approved a bond of $1.89 billion to replace and repair 40 schools across HISD. The new and renovated schools should last for decades, and in order to fully serve future generations of students, HISD has turned to Dr. Bishop to help them imagine schools of the future. Dr. Bishop […]

Great review of Teaching about the Future

Published on 7:04 am By Andy

Here’s a great review of Teaching about the Future. It comes from Jay Gary of the Regent University Strategic Foresight program. It says something about the foresight community in one program is willing to promote the work of another. Of course, the Houston program did help Regent when it was starting out, and my colleague and co-author Peter […]

Teaching about the Future is here!

Published on 4:17 pm By Andy

The second book-writing collaboration between Peter and myself has produced a new textbook, Teaching about the Future: The Basics of Foresight Education, published by Palgrave MacMillan. This book brings together more than thirty-five years of experience in teaching about the future from the University of Houston’s Graduate Program in Futures Studies. In addition to serving as a […]