FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are your programs held?
Our Youth programs are held within participating high schools, or in easily accessible public spaces including libraries, community halls and conference centres.
Our Corporate programs are held within the participating organisations campus.
How much time do I need to commit?
The course is 7 weeks long. Class sessions are face to face and will be 3 hours per week. There will be research required during the week that includes watching videos and reading articles. You will also need to collaborate with your team members during the week to create and evolve your society and prepare for the final presentation. Please allow 3-4 hours during the week or weekend . So all up about 6-7 hours per week including the class time.
Who can apply?
Humans who are in grades 9, 10 and 11 may apply.
How do I know if the course is for me? The course is appropriate if you find yourself a bit bored by school because it doesn't seem interesting enough, you love playing games and creating worlds, your mind wanders into interesting ideas about the future, you're into robots, computers, virtual reality, sci-fi movies, you love to be in nature and outdoors, and most of all you wonder how the world works or think maybe it could work a whole lot better.
What is the criteria for selecting participants?We'll have a short chat with you to find out what excites you and what you'd love to get out of being in the course - if it seems like an awesome match then we'd love to have you in the program. We welcome people from all backgrounds and embrace diversity of all types. You can be an introvert or extrovert or somewhere in the middle.
How much does it cost?
How do I pay?
You can pay with a credit card or by PayPal.
How many people will be in the course?
We're aiming for between 15-18
How will the course work?
This course will be an exciting adventure for all of us. Part of it is a card game, part happens online, part happens through discussions. After week 1 you'll get into teams of between 4-6 people. Then you'll work with your teammates to create a Future World that you think is an improvement on our current one. It should be a world you would love to live in. You'll evolve this world week by week with guidance by the course facilitators. In the final week you will present your world to a select panel and debate against the other teams (persuade the panel) as to why your world is better than their world and is one that will make the citizens the most happy.
How long does the course go for?
The course goes for 7 weeks.
What happens if I can't make a particular week?
Since it's a short course and will move really fast we strongly encourage that you make sure you can attend every class. Part of the agreement of taking part in this course is that you will attend all classes. If for some reason you have an exceptional emergency we will do our best to accomodate the situation.
FWC aims to respect everyone's beliefs, religions, ethics and morals. Please be aware that conversations will be respectful but may also challenge exisiting beliefs. Our goal is to question assumptions in order to innovate new ways of looking at what a society is and how we interact with our fellow humans. Please consider this when applying and when accepting a spot in this program. Please be sure this is ok with you and your parents.