Updated: Apr 21, 2021
#SponsoredPost: It would be difficult to imagine what the world will be like in 2050. Career paths that that are on offer to graduates today, may not be readily available in the future. It is possible that by the time a primary school student today enters the workplace, they may need to reinvent themselves and adapt to such changes. With a fast forward growth in technology and automation, how do educators adapt to nurture children to be ready for careers that perhaps don’t exist yet?
Building confidence for life is very important. More than ever before, the children of today need to learn to be expert lifelong learners, to be creative, collaborative problem solvers, in order to flourish in their future lives and careers.
In his latest book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Professor Yuval Noah Harari writes that “Many pedagogical experts argue that schools should switch to teaching ‘the four Cs’ – critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.”
Leadership requires determination, clarity of thought, self-confidence, resilience, the ability to manage teamwork, delegation, empathy and the ability to concentrate simultaneously on group and individual tasks. By learning in a communal classroom, pupils feel empowered and valued, whilst fully engaged in learning.
New School in Town
Howard Tuckett, Founding Headmaster of Wycombe Abbey School Hong Kong, states that “If you want to catch a fish – you have to think like a fish! If you want to teach a child – you need to think from a child’s point of view.”