Peter C Bishop

Teach the Future Update: Building momentum for teaching the future

Futures studies and strategic foresight are growing slowly but sustainably in public presentations, corporate seminars and graduate programs throughout the world. Peopleare beginning to realize that the unprecedented changes we experience today require a different, more sophisticated approach to the future. However, so far, students have been left out of this discussion. Unless we introduce students to thinking about and preparing for the future while they are still in school, we will still be remediating what adults learned about the future far into this century. Most members of the APF already know that Teach the Future is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to bring futures thinking to schools around the world. After a brief introduction on that mission for those who have not heard of Teach the Future, three members of Teach the Future will update the Festival on its accomplishments since last year.


Dr. Bishop is the Founder and Executive Director of Teach the Future, an organization whose mission is to encourage and support educators who want to include futures thinking in their classes and schools at all levels. In 2013, Dr. Bishop retired as a Professor Emeritus of Strategic Foresight and Director of the graduate program in Foresight at the University of Houston.

He has published two books on Strategic Foresight: Thinking about the Future: Guidelines for Strategic Foresight (2007) and Teaching about the Future: The Basics of Foresight Education (2012), both with co-author Andy Hines.

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