Are children learning the right skills to succeed in the job market of the future? The World Economic Forum wrapped up in Davos, Switzerland at the end of January, and School Fab Lab collected essential insights from that gathering. A brief video sums up 21st Century Skills for Jobs of the Future.
Seven Must-Have Skills Your Children Should Learn at School So They Can Succeed in the Workplace of the Future
1 Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving: Schools need to teach children to ask questions and think for themselves
2 Collaboration and Leading by Influence: Teach children to cooperate rather that use top-down authority
3 Agility and Adaptability: Children need to be constantly re-learning to keep up with a fast-moving environment
4 Initiative and Entrepreneurialism: Children have to be inspired to become “doers” and innovators
5 Good Oral and Written Communication: Communication clearly is key in the knowledge economy
6 Accessing and Analyzing Information: Children need to distinguish between the fake and the factual
7 Curiosity and Imagination :Children should be inquisitive, and creativity should be encouraged
Future employees will need to be extremely adaptable and able to learn new skills quickly.
The future workplace will be fast-moving and will present difficult new challenges.
Are your children learning the right skills to succeed?