Instructor: Derek Woodgate, PhD
This course explores the field of foresight and the basics of the futures studies through the techniques of futures thinking. It seeks to demonstrate the critical difference between forecast-based long-term planning and the approach involved in creating plausible medium and longer-term futures based upon discontinuous change rather than evolutionary change. It provides a perspective and foundation for those that want an approach for thinking about the future in their chosen disciplines. It teaches the participant how to explore ideas. perspectives and approaches and to develop the capability for envisioning how to work with unstructured knowledge in unknown worlds.