Our Pedagogy

Using global sustainability as a context and framework, Facing the Future promotes effective teaching and learning through well-tested curriculum models and strategies.

Curriculum Model

Three components lie at the heart of Facing the Future’s content model:

  • Global Issues
    concepts and skills essential to effective participation in an interconnected world

  • Sustainable Solutions
    personal and structural solutions to address global challenges by balancing the environment, society, and economy 

  • Positive Action
    real-world examples and service learning opportunities that enable students to connect with their local and global community

Pedagogical Basis

Facing the Future curriculum materials draw from the tenets of a number of proven pedagogical models, including:

  • Simulations, problem-based, and inquiry-based learning

  • Differentiated instruction that incorporates whole class, group, and individual projects; kinesthetic and art-based activities; verbal and written responses; and a variety of formative and summative assessments to gauge and direct student learning

  • Understanding by Design

  • Interdisciplinary/integrated curriculum 

Read our Curriculum and Program Pedagogical Model  for a complete description of our approach.

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Nonprofit Facing the Future is an international leader whose mission is to create tools for educators that equip and motivate students to develop critical thinking skills, build global awareness and engage in positive solutions for a sustainable future.
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