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Preparing the next generation for the future of work

  • John Laxon

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Jakarta   /   Thu, April 25, 2019   /  12:06 pm
Preparing the next generation for the future of work Are education institutions preparing students to succeed in an environment that is increasingly evolving? (Shutterstock/File)

The fourth industrial revolution — defined by evolving technological trends — is already taking shape and has immense potential to change the lives of millions of people globally. While new technologies bring with them many obvious benefits, they must also be anticipated by our education systems in order to adequately prepare our future workforce. Are education institutions preparing students to succeed in an environment that is increasingly evolving? Are our learning systems fostering curiosity in our young people, adopting future-focused learning approaches and establishing strong education partnerships? Two-thirds of today’s 5-year-olds will find themselves in jobs that do not exist today, according to the Deloitte organization’s “Preparing tomorrow’s workforce for the Fourth Industrial Revolution” study. If so, how can educational in...

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