|Scenario planning for educators
|Create your own scenario
|Introduction and objectives | Video signpost - Tony Bates | e-Learning activity - Newspaper article of the future | FAQs
|Dwelling on the past only blinds you to the future.
In this session, participants will engage in the creative process of generating and sharing their own scenario on the future of education based on their research and interactions during this Scenario Planning for Educators workshop.
Scenario planning is a creative process. There is no one right way to develop scenarios but there are a few guidelines to keep in mind when generating your own scenario(s), for example:
- Avoid drafting a scenario depicting the most probable or inevitable future. The idea is to keep an open mind to possible futures.
- When creating multiple scenarios, avoid authoring a clear "favourite" -- scenario alternatives should generate equally compelling narratives of alternative futures.
- Avoid using a high-road versus low-road approach. Most readers would gravitate towards a positive outlook of the future diminishing the value of the low-road alternative for decision-making purposes. However, in some contexts, it may be necessary and appropriate to depict the low-road alternative, for instance, to highlight the associated risks of indecision about the future.
- Scenarios should be plausible avoiding fanciful speculation so its important to pay attention to the internal logic of the scenario.
- Above all, have fun thinking about the future and share your ideas and experiences with fellow participants using microblog posts and comments on participants' blogs.