We live in an age of #autonomous cars, reusable rockets and #AI, yet we are still teaching in an #education system designed for factory workers 200+ years ago.
Traditional education does not sufficiently cultivate #innovative #entrepreneurial and real-world mindsets – yet creative skills and problem-solving mindsets are indispensable in a workforce that must be responsive to change and capable of finding new solutions to complex global problems.
The #WorldEconomicForum has recently identified social abilities such as coordinating with others and persuasion, as well as complex problem-solving skills, as essential in the knowledge-based workplaces of the near future. (See below).
The results purport that what we should be doing is focussing on skill-building and setting up any learner – be it in compulsory education or #lifelong #learning – for future success.
As Cofounder and CEO of girledworld I get to work with 1000’s of students every year, to give them #futureofwork mindsets, enterprise skillsets and real-world industry problems to solve so they’re gaining the knowledge they need for tomorrow today.
To learn more about girledworld see here.
To read the #WEF report see here.