In a world that changes at an unprecedented pace, it is crucial that young people, even in Secondary schools, learn to be an active part of the process. This add-on to already existing tasks is not about predicting a future world. Instead, we are trying for introduce some tools that will help pupils create their future and dreamworld. How will their preferred future be, and what will it look like?
The ability to project oneself into a future landscape is a critical aspect of studying and practicing the science of foresight.Derek Woodgate, 2018
Do you have the same dreams as the people in other parts of the world, for example, in Tokyo or Caracas? International cooperation and sharing are essential when solving the tasks. All tasks, can, and should, be done in collaboration with pupils from other schools/places/countries.
The pupils are given the theoretical, practical, and technical tools to create virtual worlds and let the rest of the class experience these worlds through XR equipment. The projection of the future will be both tactile (XR) and mental (mindset).
We will use a simplified four-stage process adapted from The Futures Labs’ six-stage process. A key element is to avoid a mindset where the future is seen as a continuation of the past. The framework will provide the pupils with alternative thinking methods to help them navigate and create the future.