Drawing on the latest research in futures studies, this book provides new insights into ways of helping both students and teachers think more critically and creatively about their own future and that of wider society. It acknowledges the crucial role of education in helping young people understand the nature of local and global change and the social and environmental impacts such change will have on their future. Setting out a clear educational rationale for promoting global and futures perspective in education, it provides helpful and stimulating examples of futures-orientated classroom activities. It also includes fascinating research into children's views of the future.
'A new publication by David Hicks is always welcome. For more than two decades, Hicks has consistently produced eminently readable accounts of research, and teaching resources grounded in research and practical wisdom ... These qualities are as evident in Lessons for the Future as they are in his previous publications.' - Noel Gough, Australian Journal of Environmental Education
'Admirable and carefully researched academic study of "the missing dimension in education" ... By introducing the personal into his writing this becomes a moving and compelling search "to make the world a better place", from his earliest days working as a geography teacher, to those as a university professor.' - John Abbott, Cambridge Journal of Education