With rapidly evolving business needs, technological advances and new work structures, the skills that will be needed in the future are shifting. In response to these changes, policymakers, educators and experts around the world are rethinking their education systems.
During Education on Air a panel of education experts participated in a discussion aimed at understanding how to best adapt education systems to the skills needs of the future:
- Ken Shelton, Educator, Trainer & Google Certified Teacher, USA
- Jaime Casap, Global Education Evangelist, Google, USA
- Jouni Kangasniemi, Special Adviser to the Ministry of Education & Culture, Finland
- Nicole, a secondary student from Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy, UK
- Zoe Tabary, Editor, Economist Intelligence Unit, UK
The panel considered how to best help students learn and adopt the skills and attitudes that employers in the increasingly digital and networked economy require.
According to the EIU's research report, sponsored by Google for Education and presented by EIU editor Zoe Tabary during Education on Air, problem-solving, teamwork and communication are the most needed skills in the workplace.
Via Beth Dichter, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD