The list of "Ten skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution" by the World Economic Forum is three years old.
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How are we doing in schools with these?
Do we still focus more on content than skills?
Do you think the list has changed in 3 years?
Will anything drop out of the 2020 list? Replaced by what?
Artificial Intelligence and robotics are increasing their presence in the work arena, are we helping kids prepare for that?
I think skills are more important than content. We need a certain amount of content to be literate in the world, and how much is a difficult amount for everyone to agree on. But we should shift our focus to the skills and weave the content in. Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Community, Curiosity, Problem Solving. We should also focus on the P's from "Lifelong Kindergarten" : Play, Passions, Peers, Projects, as those are how we best learn.
We also need to expose all of our students to a wide variety of topics and ideas in a hands on, interactive, exploratory way. I believe what Dr, Robert Ballard once said in a keynote, that if you don't get a sense of "WOW" from a kid by grade 4 or 5, you wont get it later. We want them to be "WOW" about many things.
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