We need to help young people develop their uniquely human skills and dispositions and develop deep knowledge of their authentic selves. This isn’t only to help students be their best selves, but also to help prepare them for the future of learning and work, according to our latest forecast, “The Future of Learning: Redefining Readiness from the Inside Out.”
“Without this focus on the inner human core in the K-12 years, rapid skill development and frequent adaptation will be very difficult for people as they navigate the shifting landscape that is the future of work,” KnowledgeWorks Vice President of Strategic Foresight Katherine Prince said in a recent article for edCircuit.
In the article, she goes on to share three building blocks for a new foundation for readiness:
- Deep self-knowledge
- Individual awareness
- Social awareness
While this new foundation for readiness might seem straightforward, what does it mean in execution? Prince explores different options to help K-12 and higher education prepare students for the future.
“Educators can take steps today to help young people develop the foundation that they will need to navigate complexity and find their individual niches in new employment landscapes,” Prince said.