Introduced during the module.
Contact days and hours according to separate schedule and courseworks. Two whole contact days with larger master student group. Course material and courseworks available in GCULearn.
Courseworks and participation in contact days.
06.03.2023 - 30.06.2023
21.11.2022 - 15.01.2023
Enrolment in Peppi http://peppi.lab.fi. If you need assistance, please contact the student office.
10 - 30
Faculty of Technology (LAB)
Eeva Aarrevaara, Juha Roslakka
No previous studies required.
Master's Degree Programme in Urban Climate and Sustainability (MUrCS)
Participation in contact days obligatory, absence needs to be reported separately.
Delivery according to a separate plan.
The participants are informed about the educational arrangements before the start of the module.
Lectures and seminars 45 hours, independent learning 140 hours.
This module is focused on the field of futures research and its adaptation opportunities in practical research and development situations or case studies. The background of the module is based on the description and understanding of the meaning of historical transi-tion periods and their impact on the society. Analysis methods like PESTEL and other simi-lar methods are introduced to be applied in the description of current situations. Identifica-tion of different trends and megatrends as well as so called weak signals are phenomena having significant impact on analysis. The presentation of the most common methodolo-gies used in futures research forms the essential part of the module. Contents of methods like scenario analysis, future wheel, future table and Delphi method are explained. Theoret-ical background is combined with experimenting different methods in case situations. Fu-ture research methods allow different user groups to participate depending on the method chosen. Some of them are based on expert perspectives while others can be used as par-ticipatory methods with larger groups. One key principle in futures research is the ability to illustrate and describe alternative futures in the scope of current understanding of the exist-ing situation.
Courseworks are not submitted or they don´t meet the requirements of the course. Absence in the contact days.
Student is able to - search knowledge and sources based on future research and justify its' usability - design, carry out and evaluate professional and organizational development processes by adaptation of the methods of future research - work in demanding professional tasks utilizing the methods of future research
Student is able to - evaluate critically professional knowledge and sources based on future research - carry out demanding professional and organisational development processes by adaptation of the methods of future research - work and communicate in multidimensional regional and national development networks utilizing the methods of future research
Student is able to - use critically and innovatively domestic and international sources of future research - evaluate the results and impacts of development activities by utilizing future research - work and communicate in demanding domestic and international development networks utilizing the methods of future research