Understanding the now and the future needs of audiences informs communication and skill development
How do teachers prepare young students for future jobs that currently don't exist?
What skills do you need for now and for the future?
Top 10 skills needed for the future by The World Economic Forum:
Judgment and decision making
Coordinating with others
Complex problem solving<<<<<
How can we develop these skills?
How does this effect how we think about ability and talent?
"There is no test that tells you what you are capable of in the future is you attack it with a passion" - Carol Dweck Stanford University
T H E G R O W T H M I N D S E T
How can we achieve a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset?
So, who is successful and why?
Angela Duckworth has studied the roots of success and has discovered that successful people have Grit.
Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint"
- Angela Lee Duckworth Professor Psychology University of Pennsylvania
How can we begin to develop GRIT? Who is someone you know that demonstrates grit ?
What does the future look like? What will humankind achieve and how does this affect job prospects?
In 2015 Jacqueline Howard from The Huffington Post wrote an article documenting seven futurists predictions about the next ten years, below is a brief insight. What information on the future job possibilities can you find?
...In the next 10 years, we will see the gradual transition from an Internet to a brain-net, in which thoughts, emotions, feelings, and memories might be transmitted instantly across the planet...
- Dr. Michio Kaku
….3D printers will print human organs using modified stem cells with the patient's own DNA.... - R. Ray Kurzweil
......Humans and robots merge, digitally and physically, to treat patients who may be around the world. Robo-surgeons will operate remotely on patients...- Dr. James Canton
Jason Silva suggests that we will be stepping into a new space a new way of perceiving reality. A future where we cognitise the world, where we generate mental neurological architecture and we are in complete control of the design.
Watch John Silva's clip below on The On Demand Revolution
Part A: Week 4 to Week 8
Building your Digital Backpack. Gather information about your skills and experiences. Build you curriculum Vitae and create your first portfolio via https://www.preshilcareers.com.au/index.php
Using GOOGLE sites (navigate google apps from your gmail page) you are going to create a personal portfolio using a website that indicates your interests and passions. Consider including a range of media including video and images to clearly illustrate "who you are". This personal portfolio you will build over the next two to three years so it is ready to launch when you graduate. At least the following needs to be included:
About me page
Optional Pages include:
Blog page (maybe places you've travelled... school camps you've been on etc)
Interests page - how might this link into your future career?
This is my website I'm currently building: https://www.internationalartteacher.com/
RESEARCH: Choose a method to document your research into the following: What jobs currently exist in 2019 that interest you? What are examples of the skills required to work in these industries? Provide example pathways to enter the industry. What skills do you feel are your strengths based on the World Economic suggested future skill set?
Part B: Week 8
Futuristic Job Designer - An opportunity to demonstrate an informed imaginative design
What job can you imagine will exist in 2040 that we don’t currently have now? Develop a job based on research into technological advances, trends and futurist ideas. Document your findings and how this has informed your Future Job. Pitch your job to young people in the year 2040. Include an outline of the position and why this role exists? What social service does the job contribute to? What skills does an applicant need to apply for the role? Why is this a valuable and desirable pursuit?
Week 9 and Week 10: Reflection and Evaluation
Write a reflection and evaluation on your experience throughout the unit and what you have learnt about your interests and skill development. Identify a skill that you want to develop further. What are some strategies you can put in place to build Grit? Refer to Carol Dweck's Growth Mindset and Angela Duckworth's Grit when reflecting and evaluating your work.