The Future of Education: This Is What You Should Focus On, According To Experts

If we do not change the way we teach, 30 years from now, we’re going to be in trouble. The knowledge-based approach of “200 years ago”, would “fail our kids”, who would never be able to compete with machines. Children should be taught “soft skills” like independent thinking, values and team-work. – Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group.

Anything that is routine or repetitive will be automated. It’s no accident that the people who voted for populist parties around the world are people with by-and-large low levels of education. It’s not because they’re stupid, it’s because they’re smart. They’ve figured out this system will not be in their favour. Minouche Shafik, Director of the London School of Economics.

We need to break the cultural silos. Too often people put science and the humanities, or science and the arts, in different silos. They are the highest expression of the curiosity and creativity of humanity. For me, I was a very curious child, I wanted to answer the big questions of how the universe works. My humanities and my music studies have contributed to what I am today as a scientist as much as my physics studies. – Fabiola Gianotti, a particle physicist and the Director General of CERN.

I don’t do a lot of coding as Prime Minister, but understanding how algorithms work, understanding the science is so important. – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The following video discusses how can education and empowerment help realise our human and economic potential towards a shared future. The following topics are covered during the course; a) Value of diversity and equal opportunities for all b) Ensuring equal access to education for both girls and boys c) Developing skills for the future of work.

Full article at The future of education, according to experts at Davos.

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