Educating Tomorrow's Workforce
Technology has rapidly replaced many jobs and the fear for future generations of workers is that their future career job won’t need a human. A computer is able to learn material that years for a human to master
. How can our education system reconcile this obvious problem? In essence, how can we prepare today’s students to still have jobs well into retirement age? In this op=-ed, the author offers two solutions.
First, “teachers need to teach general, flexible, insight-bearing human learning that cannot be processed by computers.” Second, education should be “more business-oriented, teaching about the real and enabling creative entrepreneurial process that computers cannot duplicate”.
Do you agree with these conclusions? What should schools focus on to ensure there is work tomorrow’s workforce?