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Session development and outcomes

This workshop was composed of two main parts, initial talks and moderated discussion, after the introduction and welcome by Ibon Zugasti (Prospektiker) and Anna Sacio-Szymańska (ITeE-PIB). The first talk provided the conceptual and theoretical foundation regarding the notion of Futures Literacy (FL) against the project background by Kacper Nosarzewski (4CF). The second talk did introduce case studies of teaching Futures Studies & Entrepreneurship (curricula and methodology), through the Teach the Future initiative by Erica BOL (Teach the Future Europe).

The general presentation of the Erasmus+ beFORE project by Anna Sacio-Szymańska (ITeE-PIB) was the beginning of the second part of the session, followed by the presentation of the skills identified for a future-oriented entrepreneur within WP1 by Anna Kononiuk (BUT). The two talks were followed by a group work and good practice sharing about the content of future-oriented educational offer against the demand for foresight competencies seen through the lens of academics and professionals.

Building on the experience of the participants, it was possible to collect suggestions and ideas on the structure of the educational needs analysis questionnaire and establish an accurate initial reference framework for building coherent Futures Literacy e-learning courses.