What are the skills our children will need in a future, that we are yet to determine?
In 2007 when our current First year uni students sat in kindergarten learning phonics and the alphabet there was no Spotify, Uber, AirBNb or Tesla!
Today they are sitting at university in their first lectures. Have we set them up with the skills to embrace the world? Can they be the voice of change, the innovators or have we set them to be just like everyone else. A worker bee!
If you’re a Kindergarten student today, you will graduate from school in 2032. Who knows what the world will be like?
Although we cannot predict 2032, by equipping and exposing our current kindergarten children to the essential skills such as empathy, time management, executive functioning, independence and emotional intelligence we will be able to deal with whatever the future holds.
Our current educational outcomes are designed not for the future, but even worse, they’re designed for a Industrial Age that’s over 150 years old.
Designed for a lifestyle and workforce long gone. A time where doctors thought that draining blood from your body would cure disease?
“The only constant in education is change, and that change is you, let’s start focussing on these essential skills in schools.”