How futures literate are you? exploratory research on how to operationalize and measure futures literacy

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Abstract

Futures Literacy (FL), developed by UNESCO (2014), is a capability that provides insight into how we approach unforeseeable challenges by using the future to innovate the present (Miller, 2015). When we only use the past to predict the future, detecting novelty is difficult. By knowing how we are using the future, we can integrate complexity and novelty in our choices and therefore make better decisions. Hanze University has adapted FL to higher education by developing intensive Futures Literacy Knowledge Laboratories (FLKLs) for Professional Masters. This paper focuses on the hypothesis that participants become more Futures Literate after participating in a Lab. Operationalizing underlying skills and measuring improvement during FLKLs is an important step towards an evidence-based approach. Therefore, this paper will focus on the development of a method of measurement that is aimed at measuring the effects of the FLKLs.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018
Event6th International Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA): Future in the Making - The Square Business Center , Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 4 Jun 20195 Jun 2019
Conference number: 6
https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/fta2018

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA)
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period4/06/195/06/19
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Keywords

  • higher education
  • measurements
  • expectations for the future

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de Boer, A., Wiekens, C., & Damhof, L. (2018). How futures literate are you? exploratory research on how to operationalize and measure futures literacy. Paper presented at 6th International Conference on Future-Oriented Technology Analysis (FTA), Brussels, Belgium.