Future thinking is a method for informed reflection on the major changes that will occur in coming years in all areas of social life which includes education. This thinking acts as the multi-disciplinary action to go into the veil of received opinion & to identify the dynamics which are creating the future.
The future cannot be reliably predicted, in which one can force a range of possible futures & ask them that which are the most desirable for the particular groups & societies.
A different methods like -qualitative, quantitative, normative & exploratory which helps to illuminate the possibilities, outline policy choices & assess the alternatives.
Future thinking offsets the short-term thinking in public & private sectors, businesses on quarterly performance. This looks beyond the immediate constraints. It helps people to remember that existing attitudes & frameworks, which often seem immutable & insurmountable in the short term plans, ripe for the change in long term. It creates an environment for deeply informed decision making with a sustainable balance between short & long term policy goals, smoothing the transaction toward a positive future.