Ever since the industrial revolution, societies have had a dilemma about educating the next generation. With the rate of development in the world of commerce begin so rapid, how can we possibly prepare children for the world of work they will face?
In 2017, the rate of technological development is alarming. The way businesses operate change on an almost monthly basis. So how can we educate children today; those who will be venturing out into the world of work in 2030 and beyond?
Educating tomorrow’s workforce
Here at Artec, we believe that staying ahead of the education curve is key. As long as global education systems remain reactive, they will fail to provide children with the skills they’ll need in the world of work. World-class educators must be proactive – looking beyond the current state of demand in the jobs market.
This is not a new phenomenon. And before citing that the sun, indeed, will rise every day, we should not use that as an excuse to try and improve educational provisions.
Developing useful people
This TEDx talk by Jodie Cook explains why we need to focus on developing creativity and enterprising attitudes rather than information we can just Google.
Her key points are:
- Enterprising characteristics are not developed in schools, yet they are crucial for the next generation as jobs are replaced by automation and AI
- Businesspeople are usually portrayed negatively, so we must give children alternative role models and inspiration
- Enterprise education + role models = useful people
- Enterprise education must be made mainstream
- Parents and teachers must start today
This is a great TEDx talk by Seth Godin, who actually outlines alternatives for changing the current system:
His eight ideas to improve the system are as follows:
- Do homework by day, have lectures at night
- No memorization of information (because we can Google it!)
- No predetermined course order
- Precise, focused education
- Have a ‘coach’ not a ‘teacher’
- Lifelong learning
- No brand name colleges (because that’s all just marketing)
There are many other great talks on enterprise and the education system so get out on the interwebs and get watching!
Found any you think we’d love? Let us know!