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David Passig

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I am a futurist, lecturer, consultant and best-selling author who specializes in technological, social and educational futures. I am an Associate Professor at Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Ramat-Gan, Israel, where I teache at the Graduate School of Education. My courses include: Systems Theories, Future Methodologies, and Technological, Social and Educational Futures. I head the BIU's Graduate Program in Communication Technologies as well as BIU's Virtual Reality Laboratory. I have consulted for many corporations as well as public and private sector institutes. I am the chair in one of his own FutureCode Ltd., which develops and employs tool kits of computerized Futures methods in decision making processes. I have consulted in Israel, Asia, Europe and North America.I have served as the chief advisor to the Commissioner for Future Generations in the Israeli Knesset. Among my many activities, I am a member of the Israeli National Council for R&D. My bestseller books are The Future Code and 2048. Each has received Israel's coveted Gold Book Award. My most recent book, Forcognito – The Future Mind, was published in Jan. 2013 and was at the top of the Israeli best seller list. www.thefuturecode.com. I hold a Ph.D. degree in Future Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
I have developed a Taxonomy of Future Cognitive Skills. This Taxonomy attempts to refresh Blooms taxonomy to reflect future needs. It also suggests a new thinking skill that was not included in Bloom's categories—named Melioration. This Taxonomy is being taught worldwide at teachers' colleges and MBA programs. I am developing tools with which one can measure the skill. The following paper represent the taxonomy:
Passig, D. (2007) Melioration as a Higher Thinking Skill to Enhance Future Intelligence. Teachers College Record. 109 (1), 24–50.
I have also developed a Future’s Research methodology named "Imen-Delphi" (ID). This methodology reflects a new paradigm in Futures' Thinking. The ID aims at structuring a procedure through which a group of experts could invent preferable futures, as opposed to the classical "Delphi" forecasting technique with which experts are engaged in figuring out the most probable future.