Lessons for the Future: The missing Dimension in Education

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Lessons for the Future: The missing Dimension in Education

If one of the main purposes of education is to prepare young people for the future then where in education are they given the opportunity to explore the future? In this thought provoking book, David Hicks shows the future to be a neglected dimension in education and argues elegantly and persuasively for a more futures-orientated curriculum.

David Hicks is Professor in the School of Education at Bath Spa University where he teaches on the undergraduate Education Studies degree. He has a particular interest in the need for both a global and futures dimension in the curriculum. David taught geography in schools before directing a national global education project in the 1980s. Since 1990 his writing, research and teaching have particularly focused on ways of helping students and teachers think more critically and creatively about the future. He is internationally recognized for his work on global and futures perspectives in the curriculum.