The pioneer and future-oriented STEM curriculum and updated strategy-making related study courses reflecting the needs of the high-tech industry, and the related strong collaboration network, makes HEI more attractive to students and STEM HE teachers. FIT4Future aims that the STEM HE teachers will have updated skills and knowledge, increasing scientific research and publications. HEs can apply the LTFS method to develop (or adapt) curricula to long-term trends ensuring these are future-oriented. To enable this in an efficient way, FIT4Future will be developed based on a large-scale mapping of the current curricula, the needs of HE STEM teachers, and available educational contents.
Here you can get information on the importance and benefits of teaching Long-Term Future Scenarios and long-term forecasting. Also, you can get an overview on what to learn.
UpsKill yourself with our online training programm and course. Included are an introduction into futurism and trend design, and lessons on teaching future trend methods and techniques and Long-Term Future Scenarios and forecasting.
Unsure on how to integrate LTFS in your teaching or even in your HEI? The guidelines and recommendations provide tips and tricks of recentimplementation of LTFS from real users’ data, and include recommendations with regards to the recognition of the LTFS skills on individual HEI and national HE system level and across Europe.
Welcome to the FIT4Future homepage. FIT4Future stands for “Far-Future Strategy Development for STEM Higher Education Teachers”. It's the space for Higher Education Engineering teachers, who want to upskill for introducing so-called Long-Term Future Scenarios (and its topics) into their regular teaching portfolios and activities. Long-Term Future Scenarios build the bridge between the results of future research and traditional strategy development and offer a concrete, company-specific outlook for the next 10-20 years. The methodology is different in so far as it not only considers trend forecasts, but also tacit visionary knowledge.
The EU ERASMUS+ co-funded project FIT4Future aims at an innovative curriculum at European HEIs in STEM by adding the lacking long-term perspective to strategic management teaching and fostering future employability of students with developed skills in high-tech companies. Students are targeted as the final beneficiaries. Students in STEM-related fields are currently being trained in traditional strategy making. But relying on pure trend analysis alone is not enough, and companies, especially from the high-tech sector, need professionals, who can develop Long-Term Future Scenarios. FIT4Future will allow HEIs to provide their students (either in bachelor, master or specialization courses) with training in a new field and methodology important for developing sustainable long-term strategies, which enables the students to make sense of long-term trends, which they can use to engage in a meaningful way for and with their company.
“FIT4Future provides Higher Education Engineering institutions and their teachers with the knowledge and skills needed to introduce Long-Term Future Scenarios (and its topics) into their regular teaching portfolios and activities.”
FIT4Future aims to enable HE engineering teachers to acquire excellence in educating students to develop sound strategic long-term options including the tacit visionary knowledge of companies.
FIT4Future provides user-driven and user-focused learning content developed specifically for HE engineering teachers to introduce Long-Term Future Scenarios in their courses.
FIT4Future allows HE engineering teachers to pick and choose from a wide range of useful, innovative and practical materials and tools.
The learning content can be adapted and then transferred to other educational areas and not related to STEM and/or high-tech, where long-term forecasting is gaining importance, e.g. economics or political science.
Understand why Long-Term Future Scenarios and long-term forecasting is important in teaching.
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The partners of the project consortium have profound knowledge and experience of the challenges and problems related to long-term strategy making based on scenarios. They also have a long and proven track record in revealing tacit knowledge and methodology development.
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