With automation, artificial intelligence and digital technology pervading our everyday lives, the key question to ask is: How do we prepare our learners for a future world governed by technology?
He expounds on the danger in our education systems where young people are taught to learn by routine, where they follow instructions and process information, then regurgitate the knowledge in examinations in order to get the grades required.
Learning to be better humans
“The future is going to be vastly different from what we have now. We will see traditional jobs undergoing a radical upheaval in the next 10 years. Some jobs are slowly disappearing while others will require different types of skills or processes to work with technology,” Leadbeater explains.
“Are we learning to be second rate robots when we should be first rate humans?”
“Personal growth and learning are only possible in a social context, which is why dynamic learning has to be a collaborative enterprise”
“The capabilities required of a more entrepreneurial, open society are those in which people take more responsibility for their own future.”