Future Studies is a course at Medfield High School designed to inform students on topics such as the environment, education, and technological development, and uses those topics to study future trends. The course has become hybrid this year, meaning that part of it will be online. Students will collaborate online through Edline in order to present information to each other. Mr. Panciocco, the teacher of the course, says that the online portion will also “prepare students for college” by showing them the importance of time management.
The course focuses on a broad amount of topics, from the Greenhouse Effect to Biomedical Ethics. Students do research from a wide variety of sources, including newspapers and periodicals, along with assigned readings. The work students do aims to broaden their view of social issues and the world around them.
"Mr. Panciocco is a really good teacher,” senior Johnny Dalton says. “I’m really excited for the course.”
There is no general text for the course, which Mr. Panciocco says gives the students a sense of “leniency and flexibility,” and allows busy students to manage their time in the way that most suits them. The whole idea of proper time management prepares students for the future, such as the work force, and will stay with them throughout their lives.
This article was written by Mattea Dalrymple, a Medfield High School student and member of the student newspaper, The Kingsbury Chronicle. The piece is part of Medfield Patch's weekly series, "Warrior Weekly," helping provide information about MHS to the local community.