Course name Futures Studies and Foresight Methods
Course date 01.08.2023 - 31.08.2024
Institution Tampere University of Applied Sciences
Course language English
Credits 1 ECTS credit

Field 4everyone HUB
Teacher Mika Boedeker
Available for open UAS No
Level Bachelor

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Enrolment period 15.08.2023 - 31.07.2024
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Futures Studies and Foresight Methods

01.08.2023 - 31.08.2024

Course description


During this online course, you will study the basics of futures studies and foresight methods. 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.

Learning objectives:

  • You understand and are able to describe the selected scenario building methods.
  • You understand and are able to describe the Delphi- and Futures Wheel -methods.
  • You have a preliminary ability to facilitate a futures workshop.

Assessment criteria

Evaluation is based on completing the exam presented in the course Moodle.

  • Pass: The student reaches the required level in the exam specified in the course Moodle.
  • Fail: The student doesn’t reach the required level of the exam specified in the course Moodle.

Course way of working and time table

This course is done completely online (Moodle) and independently, and you can complete it at your own pace, at a time that suits you. The course needs to be completed on 31.8.2024 at the latest.

Online material to be announced in the course Moodle. The whole course is done in English. Course material is in English.

27 hours of independent work.

No alternative ways.

Course additional info

This course is part of a set of online courses focused on futures studies and foresight. Other courses in this set include:

  • Part 1: Introduction to Futures Studies and Foresight
  • Part 2: Types of Futures Knowledge

Course enrolment info

  • Students are accepted for the course in order of registration.
  • When registering, you must use the email address of your home university of applied sciences.
  • TAMK’s own students register for TAMK’s courses through Pakki.