Competing in a global market
October 28, 2010
So, the world is flattening; we all need 21st century skills. Having a child or planning on having one? How is this for planning? What will our child need to know? (And what do we still need to know?)
“What are the jobs?” one of the guests asks. The father says, “Children born today will spend part of their life abroad.” What skills will they need? Creative problem-solving, communication, quantitative and qualitative skills. Middle-class will no longer mean “routine work.” Cue the Jetsons theme song. Robots, fewer teachers, adaptability, high-level thinking.
Schools should and can teach creative problem-solving. Check out Sarah Gardner’s report on NPR and then…be prepared to prepare.