I’ve been diving into the current and future skills gap, and what I need to do as a parent outside of formal schooling to supplement my kids’ learning. There’s no way I’m counting on public education to provide the skills, learning and character traits they’ll need to thrive as the Cognitive Era advances. What about you?
To follow on this initial post, as well as this one and this one, I’m getting somewhere when it comes to understanding the skills that are mission-critical for the Cognitive Era. It is rather like drinking from a firehose, going out and searching online, following a million breadcrumbs in various directions! A lot of whatContinue reading “What Should We Teach Our Kids, Now that Knowledge is Obsolete? Part 2”
Quoting Will Richardson: The source of true differentiation between people now lies in figuring things out as opposed to finding things out – As author Tony Wagner says, “It no longer matters what you know. What matters is what you can do with what you know.”
What are the skills most in demand by employers that kids need to acquire? A look at the answer from the McKinsey Global Initiative Education to Employment Report.
Discussion on what future jobs look like, what skills are needed, and how schools need to support this change.
OK, I was inspired by Pavan Arora, Director of Content at IBM Watson a few weeks ago when he spoke at the Information Development World Conference in San Jose. He went way beyond the (rather creepy) IBM Watson video he showed, and put some reason and life into their concept of the new Cognitive EraContinue reading “What should we teach our kids now that Knowledge is Obsolete? Part 1 – the Questions”
I’m pretty proud of my son, who’s 13 years old and in 8th grade. He came to me a few weeks ago and said, “Mom, I want to start a Minecraft server again.” He gave me a bit of background, and said he’d do work in exchange for me and his dad paying the serverContinue reading “How to get what you want when you’re 13”