THE FUTURE OF WORK
The 21st century work landscape is being shaped by novel forces. These include:
- Increasing lifespans. Workers can expect to change careers at least once. The ongoing, voluntary and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge will be essential.
- The rise of workplace automation. Machines and artificial intelligence will eliminate more jobs. The need for workers to build the algorithms that control the machines means that automation will also create jobs.
- Sensors and processing power make the world a programmable place.
- Communication technology is the primary cause of social change. Today’s new media ecology is comprised of media forms that are native to computers, computational and reliant on computers for distribution.
- Social technologies dominate.
- Our planet is globally-connected.
- The ’10 Skills for 21st Century Success’.
THE 10 SKILLS FOR 21ST CENTURY SUCCESS
This new world of work will demand 10 skills:
- Critical thinking: The ability to think clearly and rationally, understanding how and why ideas connect.
- Social intelligence: The ability to connect to others effectively, to sense and stimulate reactions and interactions.
- Innovation: The ability to develop solutions and ideas.
- Cross-cultural competency: The ability to operate in different cultural settings.
- Entrepreneurialism: The ability to meet an unsatisfied demand or to radically improve the performance of something.
- Media literacy: The ability to develop and use content across media forms.
- Trans-disciplinarity: The ability to access, analyse and synthesise information across several disciplines or subjects.
- Productivity and accountability: The ability to create a product and be accountable for its performance.
- Cognitive load management: The ability to discriminate and filter information for importance. This involve all aspects of perception, thinking, reasoning and remembering.
- Collaboration: The ability to work productively, to drive engagement and to demonstrate presence as a member of team, physically or virtually.
A CURRICULUM WITH A DIFFERENCE
Livingstone Academy students will:
- Apply learning across disciplines to real world issues and scenarios.
- Engage fully with the National Curriculum and exam syllabus.
- Develop the ’10 Skills for 21st Century Success’.
- Show what they have learned through a digital portfolio.