How Do We Prepare Our Children for What’s Next?

 

 

One of the recurring themes of our talks and postings is preparing for the future – education is not just about getting a job for our children. It is preparing our kids for a future we cannot even predict. How can this be done? Well, Tina Barseghian offers a perspective.

When most of us were deciding what to major in at college, the word Google was not a verb. It wasn’t anywhere close to being conceived at all. Neither was Wikipedia or the iPhone or YouTube. We made decisions about our future employment based on what we knew existed at the time. We would become educators, journalists, lawyers, marketing reps, engineers.

 

Fast forward a couple of decades (or more) and we see that the career landscape has changed so drastically that jobs need new definitions. Social media strategist, app developer, mobile web engineer?

 

Some of us could ask ourselves if we would have embarked upon our current careers had we predicted how the Internet would revolutionize every part of our lives?

 

http://mindshift.kqed.org/2011/08/how-do-we-prepare-our-children-for-whats-next/

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