“Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.”
-Miguel de Unamuno writer and philosopher
There is much written in educational journal regarding preparing our students for the future. Whether it is equipping students with future ready skills OR determining what future ready students look like OR Preparing Our Kids for Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet, at BCS we work hard to create learning experiences in line with the research of “future ready education”.
Related to preparing students for the future, a few months back I wrote about and shared some resources around personalized vs. personal learning. The article linked above, “future ready skills” describes 9 essential skills to prepare students for an unpredictable future:
- Love of Learning
- Skill at learning
- People sense
- Comfort with complexity
- Goal setting
- Open minds
Which ones make the most sense to you? Want more on this topic? Below is a short video from the company Dell animating their thinking around Student Centered Learning where students “craft the time, place, path and pace” of their learning with teacher as “co-creator” and “designer”.
And, finally, following is TEDx video where Kenneth Shelton challenges us to use the past to explore how to make students future ready.