Foresight & Blended Learning
The 1st Training of the SEEP Network was dedicated to the research, pedagogy and implementation of blended learning and foresight methodology has been hosted by the Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi.
The Informal Training Session provided the opportunity for secondary schools science teachers to develop and explore the use of new technologies and methodologies for collaborative teaching and learning activities.
A Method for mapping out alternative futures and stimulating creative thinking and planning. The Session provided an opportunity for secondary schools science teachers to support their students in the systematic examination of potential opportunities and likely future developments which are at the margins of current thinking and planning.
Teachers worked within break-out groups in practical sessions and will be encouraged to identify issues and drivers in the future of education systems. Social, Technological, Economical, Ecological, Technological and Value (STEEPV) systems will be looked at to identify emerging issues and drivers.
Ozcan Saritas from the University of Manchester Business School invited by OAFMalta
- Introduction to Foresight: Evolution of the Foresight practice, Changing nature of situations & increasing complexity, Challenges for Foresight, Need for a Systemic Foresight Methodology (SFM) – with the introduction of the ideas of systems thinking.
- Foresight methodology and commonly used methods
- Scenario Planning: Definition and historical background, Characteristics of scenarios, Variations in the use of scenarios, Ccenario generation process, Methods used, A CASE: Health Scenarios.
Translating Foresight into Action & Follow up:Positioning roadmapping in Foresight, Uses of roadmaps, Roadmapping process, Integrating roadmaps and scenarios.
TECNOLOGY FOR BLENDED LEARNING
The Session represented an opportunity to explore alternative futures for education. It focused on new technologies and tools developed by experts from Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi in order to support teachers in combining the benefits of both eLearning and classroom learning into an enhanced teaching method, namely blended learning.
The seminar provided a thorough review of principles and best practices in creating an infrastructure for blended learning within an educational context.