Education for the jobs of the future

“The best way to predict the future is to create it” – Peter Drucker 

The future is inevitable, and this compels us to invest better in education and in the development of skills that prepare us for new professional positions and profiles.  

In this sense, teaching fulfils a structural factor and the growth of collaborative work allows students to continually explore their social and technical learning skills on all levels.  

This is why new learning experiences should be geared towards students developing skills that only humans are capable of performing, while not disregarding cognitive skills.  

In response to this, numerous experts are talking about prioritising investment in a child’s first years of life, when brains are more malleable and receptive. Although development during these years is undoubtedly crucial, there’s no reason to only focus on actions attached to early infancy.  

Research conducted by the Deloitte Future of Work Centre of Excellence (2018) concluded that as technology has advanced, half the jobs in all occupations run the risk of becoming automated in the next 5 years.  

A study conducted by Oxford Martin School showed a similar result, determining that 47% of current job positions run the risk of disappearing in the next 15-20 years and that humans will be replaced by artificial intelligence in these roles.

How are you preparing for the future? 

We want to share this TED talk given by economist Andrew McAfee about what the jobs of the future will look like.