Sunday, May 06, 2007

Shift Happens

From the video:

"According to former Secretary of Education Richard Riley the top 10 jobs that will be in demand in 2010 didn't exist in 2004. We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist, using technologies that haven't yet been invented, in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet."

"There are over 2.7 billion searches performed on google each month. To whom were these questions addressed B.G.(before google?)"

"The amount of new technical information is doubling every two years. For students starting a four year technical or college degree this means that half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their third year of study. It is predicted to double every 72 hours by 2010."

"We need to teach our students to be self-directed and understand how to organise more and more of their own learning."

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