I. Foresight Programs
At GlobalForesight.org we maintain the following pages on foresight education programs available around the world:
Non-degree certificate programs in foresight and related subjects. These are great to introduce the majority of working professionals to foresight tools and thinking.
The best primary and secondary graduate foresight programs available today. For those who want professional training in foresight.
The best distance foresight doctorate options available for working professionals. For those who want to teach or do original research in foresight.
4. Foresight Undergraduate Programs and Centers
A few universities have foresight related degrees and centers. FERN proposes that foresight education should be a necessary component of any modern undergraduate degree. The pioneers of this philosophy, Tamkang University in Taiwan, have had required foresight courses since 1996 for all 30,000 of their undergraduates. Tamkang offers fifteen undergraduate courses in foresight, in a wide range of specialties. All students are required to complete any three of these in order to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
5. Foresight Secondary (High School) Programs
The Future Problem Solving Program
is perhaps the largest global foresight program initiative at the secondary school level. Helping to support it, and other such high school programs, is one of the FERN projects.
6. Foresight Primary (Elementary School) Programs
As we discover foresight programs at this level, we will add them to this page.
FERN needs to compile a reasonably good global list of undergraduate and graduate foresight courses (course titles, abstracts, instructors, and contact information). We are defining foresight courses any course with 50% or greater emphasis on the 10+ year future of the domain under study.