Societal change and future foresight methods

The aim of the course is to introduce some some approaches to the field of future research and opportunities to utilize future research methods in group works and individual course works. Historical changes in the society are discussed as well as the analysis of current situation and the impact of mega trends and trends on the working life. Methods like future wheel and scenario working together with future table are presented and practised.
01.03.2023 - 30.05.2023
5 opintopistettä

LAB-ammattikorkeakoulu, verkkokampus


YAMK-tasoinen opinto

75€ (alv 0%)
A student is able to
- describe the perspectives used in future research and consideration of different transition processes in the society
- develop own professional thinking and working methods by future research
- use working methods of future research and produce a case study based on them
Toteutustapa ja opetusmenetelmät
Pre-course task, online contact days 17.3. and 27.3.2023 (9-16) with lectures and workshop, final task. The study course will be carried out simultaneously with the Finnish study course YT00CO00-3004 Yhteiskunnallinen muutos ja tulevaisuuden ennakointimenetelmät.
Edeltävät opinnot/lähtötaso
No previous knowledge required.
Five places for the open UAS students
Will be published in Moodle.
17.3.2023 09.00–16.00
31.3.2023 09.00–16.00
Eeva Aarrevaara, Juha Roslakka
Muuta tärkeää

Participation in the contact days (online) is highly recommended due to group works during the days.

Moodle is used as material bank for course materials, discussion and assignments. Zoom connection is available during the contact days.

Prerequisites: It is recommended that the student has a previous university degree.

Assignments of the course.

The places of the open UAS studies are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Please note that the registration is binding.

Registration is done in the LAB online shop, where the course fee is paid at the time of registration.

A link to the online shop will be published on this site by the start of the registration period.

Studying at LAB Open UAS is free of charge (you need a discount code when you registrate for a course):
- for Finnish high school and vocational school students*) 
- for LUT and LAB Degree students
- for LUT/LAB personnel
- for Saipa or Veiterä team member
- for the LAB alumnis: If you have completed your degree within the normal duration (Bachelor's Degree 3,5 or 4 years, Master's Degree 2 or 2,5 years) you can study free of charge in the semester in which you graduated and in the two semesters following graduation.

=> Before registering for a course, please contact avoinamkatlab [dot] fi as soon as possible to receive a discount code.

*) Please send a certificate of study to avoinamkatlab [dot] fi. A screen capture of Wilma's frontpage with the name of your school and yourself is accepted.

Registration is binding. Cancellations must be made at least one week (7 days) before the deadline for registration, in which case the fee will be refunded. In other cases, the fee will not be refunded. Cancellation must be made in writing to

Avoin AMK
avoinamkatlab [dot] fi