Professional Lifelong Learning

The futures studies field is now quite established after almost half a century. The WFSF believes that it is important that the field does not rest on its laurels, but rather continues to expand, develop, and innovate beyond its "knowledge base" of theory and pedagogical practice.

This section aims to provide examples and useful links for collaborative sharing between experienced futures scholars, educators and practitioners. WFSF encourages the concept of lifelong learning as a fundamental feature of professional development. The Online Centre for Pedagogical Resources in Futures Studies provides this additional space in which significant innovative futures material can be shared as a basis for advancing the scholarship and practice in the field.

The concept of professional lifelong learning encourages experimentation and innovation in futures theory, futures pedagogical practice and in the ways that futures thinking is disseminated to the wider community. Although it might be expected that experienced futurists would have most to contribute to this section, paradoxically, it is often from the periphery, from the zone of "creative marginallity" that the most innovative ideas in a field arise. Thus newcomers to the futures field are also encouraged to contribute ideas to this section.

Innovations in Futures Pedagogical Practice

As we continue to develop this Online Centre the course materials and syllabi which you submit will be peer-reviewed by our editorial board. Innovative approaches will be selected to be showcased in this section.

New Ways to Communicate Futures Ideas to the Wider World

The Center for Conscious Creativity (c3) is dedicated to inspiring emergent consciousness through the exploration and synergy of creativity, technology, media, the arts, philosophy, consciousness research, the sciences, and future studies. We support and present work and events that celebrate a more unified and enlightened humanity. Many exciting examples of new ways to communicate futures studies can be found at the Center's website:

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