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A Toolkit for Policy Educators

A Foresight Toolkit for Policy Educators

Strategic foresight is a fast-growing area where entities like the OECD, the United Nations, the European Union, and a few countries (including Portugal, Wales, Canada, Finland, and Singapore) are engaging more seriously, devoting personnel and resources to build more capability. And yet, professional schools are far behind where they need to be in terms of offering courses or modules on foresight methods and applications.

In order to fill this gap, California 100 released two publications that aim to help educators interested in harnessing the power of foresight in public policy. The first, Strategic Foresight for Public Policy: A Toolkit for Educators, provides structured modules, resources for further reading, and inspiration for projects and classroom activities.

A companion publication, Why Public Policy Schools Should Teach Foresight and Futures Studies, is a white paper by Henry E. Brady and Aditi Chugh that provides an intellectual justification, pedagogical framework, and methodological agenda for futures studies for researchers and educators in public policy schools and programs.

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