Futures studies can be defined as a systematic study of possible future events and circumstances. Foresight is the perceiving and analysis of the alternative futures and the choices which are related to them. In other words, futures studies and foresight both refer to investigate the futures, and foresight specifically refers to the use of futures research methods and techniques for management purposes.
During this online course, you will study the basics of futures studies and foresight. Some particular materials have been especially put forth, but you will quite soon find out, that there are numerous paths, both academic and practice oriented, beyond the requirements of this course to follow. In a similar fashion, it doesn’t matter if you are an entrepreneur, work in a large public sector institution, or something in between, you can apply the principles and practices of futures studies and foresight.
This course is part of a set of online courses focused on futures studies and foresight delivered by our visiting lecturer Mika Boedeker.
Other courses in this set include:
Note: it is not required to join all courses in this series. You can also enroll for just one course.
During this course, you will study the basics of futures studies and foresight.
- You understand and are able to describe the basic features and terminology of futures studies and foresight.
- You understands and are able to describe the foresight process.
- You are able to distinguish between everyday futures thinking and futures and foresight practice.
During this online course, you will study
- The basics of futures studies
- Foresight features
- Foresight process
The course is an independent part of three online futures studies courses. It is recommended that you complete the courses in this order:
- NN00FQ17 Introduction to Futures Studies and Foresight, 1 ects
- NN00FQ19 Types of Futures Knowledge, 1 ects
- NN00FQ20 Futures Studies and Foresight Methods, 1 ects
This is a non-stop course and you can enroll anytime you want. You will study independently in your own pace.
The course needs to be completed on 31.08.2023 at the latest.
Approved: Completing learning assignments in Moodle.
Failed: Not completing learning assignments in Moodle.
You can start the course right away on Moodle. You don’t have to wait to be accepted on the course, you can start studying when you want.
In order to get the credits, you also have to sign up officially in Pakki (TAMK Students) / Cross-Institutional Service (TAU Students). Please note that during the holiday seasons there are delays in the awarding of credits.
The course on Moodle
Key to sign up is FORESIGHT1
Online courses to match your needs
Introduction to Futures studies and Foresight -course is part of our 24H Online Library that consists of multiple 1 ects courses that will take about 24 hours of work to complete. You can put together a set of courses that serve your needs or you can choose just one – you decide!
Credits: 1 ects
Course code: NN00FQ17-3001
Study method: Independent work
Experience level: Start with these
This is a non-stop course and you can start the course on Moodle right away. You will study independently in your own pace.
Pakki + course code NN00FQ17-3001
Cross-institutional service + course code is NN00FQ173001
! TAU-student: Cross-Institutional Service will be closed on 31st of May – 31st of July. During that period, you can already start and do the course on Moodle. In August you have to sign up officially in Cross-Institutional Service and after that coach will register you and you will get your credits.
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Principal Lecturer, Ph.D. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)
School of Business and Media
Tampere University of Applied Sciences