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“The Future/المستقبل”- Translated by the Bahrain Authority for Culture & Antiquities هيئة البحرين للثقافة والآثار as part of the ‘Knowledge Transfer Project’ Directed by Prof Tahar Labib
Arabic translation of ‘The Future: A Very Short Introduction’ by Bahrain Authority for Culture & Antiquities ‘Knowledge Transfer Project’ (Dir Prof Tahar Labib).
“The Future/المستقبل” available in all book fairs in the Arab region, major libraries in Arab countries, Saqi books/UK, Jarir books/USA. Bookshops stocking the book include:
The Future: A Very Short Introduction by Jennifer M. Gidley (OUP, 2017)
BOOK REVIEW in Scenario Magazine: Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies”
“Every day we think of the future in a trivial way. We have short-term and long-term plans for our lives. But as regular readers of this magazine will be aware, the future also exists as a field of study with its own theoretical concepts, history, philosophy, methodology, and scholars whom we typically call futurists.
The Future: A Very Short Introduction is a concise introductory textbook to futures studies written by futurist and former president of the World Futures Studies Federation, Jennifer Gidley. In the book, Gidley tracks the development of futures studies along with the evolution of philosophical thought over the centuries. Studying the future is the first step to anticipating it, and Gidley explains the central principle of the discipline as a way for people to imagine and implement the ‘tomorrow’ we want.
The book is a must read for erudites desiring to broaden their knowledge on the subject. For those considering applying futures thinking in their academic or corporate research, the book serves as a guide for further reading based on Jennifer Gidley’s deep and thorough understanding of futures studies as a discipline.”
Scenario: A Briefing on Trends, Ideas, Visions and Possible Futures. Vol. 6, 2017, p. 71. Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies
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BOOK REVIEW by Gabrielle Donnelly, Acadia University, Nova Scotia in “Journal of Transformative Education” 15(4): 377-379. A Journal of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE).
Postformal Education skillfully navigates the urgency and challenges embedded in these times, as well as the tremendous possibilities present within education, offering a vision for a new educational philosophy to awaken creativity, care, and agency.
The book provides a robust and substantive dialogue among leading thinkers and theories on cultural evolution, integral theories, developmental psychology, postformal reasoning qualities, postformal pedagogies, and educational futures, drawing upon Ken Wilber, Rudolf Steiner, Sri Aurobindo, Jean Gebser, Joe Kincheloe, Robert Kegan, Edgar Morin, and many others…
The book will appeal to educational philosophers and researchers, educators and teachers, developmental and educational psychologists, educational administrators, and anyone else with interest in transformative educational theories designed for the 21st century.
[Gidley] joins the chorus of voices calling for a planet-wide call to action to transform education and makes a distinct, inspiring, and significant contribution.
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