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 basic types of futures knowledge. The course is an independent part of three online futures studies courses. However, if you are not familiar with the basics of future studies, it is recommended that you complete introduction to 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. This course is done completely online and independently, and you can complete it at your own pace, at a time that suits you.
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. However, if you are not familiar with the basics of futures studies and foresight, it is recommended that you complete Introduction to Futures Studies and Foresight first.
During this course, you will study the basic types of futures knowledge.
- You understand and are able to describe the various types (categories) of future knowledge.
- You understand and are able to describe the principles of the uses and producing of futures intelligence.
- You have a preliminary ability to scan your environment and horizon.
During this online course, you will study
- The types of futures knowledge
- The uses and producing of futures intelligence
- Environmental and horizon scanning.
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 31.08.2024 at the latest.
Pass: Completing learning assignments in Moodle.
Fail: Not completing learning assignments in Moodle.
Tip! Learning together can be more pleasant and fruitful also in this course. Take a pair or form a small group and study the issues in a team. In addition, although the course exam has to filled in Moodle by each student themselves, you can ponder the questions and answer together while doing the exam.
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: FORESIGHT22
Credits: 1 ects
Course code: NN00FQ19-3002
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 NN00FQ19-3002
Cross-institutional service + course code is NN00FQ193002
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This course is also available via Open University of Applied Sciences.
Principal Lecturer, Ph.D. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)
School of Business and Media
Tampere University of Applied Sciences