LEALA Project Reports
Reports from the WFSF-UNESCO World Futures Learning Lab Partnership Programmes conducted across two cycles: 2012-2013 & 2014-2015.
WFSF has consistently been a leading player in educating young people in the theories, concepts and methods of futures studies. Through its leadership and the activities of its members and fellows WFSF has been centrally involved in the development of many of the current futures studies courses. We are currently strengthening our collection of pedagogical resources including articles, books, PPT presentations, course materials, images, videos and pedagogical games, with the support of UNESCO.
Futures Studies Education - Introduction
There are dozens of universities around the world that teach courses in futures studies. Courses cover the spectrum from short courses & single units to Masters Degree courses and PhDs. FFRC in Turku, Finland joined with the Turku School of Economics to offer Masters and PhDs from 2013.
Educational futures at the school level includes both introducing futures concepts and methods to school children, and also speculative research about what alternative approaches to school education might better suit the 21st century than the current industrial models of school education.
WFSF Archive Collections
"One of my visions for WFSF is to create a Professional Archive that will be accessible to researchers, teachers and students of futures studies, long into the future." Jennifer Gidley, WFSF President (2009-current).
A vast amount of high quality research and workshop material has been developed over our 40 years. However, much of it is still dispersed across several places because of the global and now virtual nature of our organization.
Futures Publications - Books
WFSF has been developing a resource list of books about futures studies in several languages (English, Hebrew, Hungarian, Spanish and Portuguese, Swedish and Farsi). The English books cover the time period from the pre-1950s up to the present time.
Futures Publications - Journals
As the academic field of futures studies has developed several academic journals have been founded, the first being Futures: The Journal of Policy, Planning and Futures Studies, first published in 1968.
There are several peer-reviewed academic and professional journals dedicated to reporting, discussing and analysing issues of relevance to futures researchers, practitioners and students. There are also some futures-oriented magazines below. The lists are arranged alphabetically.