Data can help us organize, quantify, and discern the quality of education. According to Learning Economy CEO Chris Purifoy, Learning Economy will provide real-time feedback on investment in education, in a way that will influence important decisions in policy. Society, central and eastern European countries were on the receiving end of the benefits of tech development. The internet allowed global companies to move into these spaces and thrive. It’s not without downsides, however. The rise of automation puts jobs in Slovakia at a 62 percent chance for automation. Jobs in countries like New Zealand, however, only have a 32 percent chance.
The gender gap in STEM may give rise to biased AI One of the greatest challenges in diversity and inclusion in the workplace is the gender gap in STEM fields. With further developments in AI and automation technology, notes Robin Errico Chief Risk Officer and Diversity and Inclusion at EY, we’re further exacerbating the problem by potentially creating technology with implicit gender biases.
To solve the skills gap, we need to understand what skills are The modern workforce is young, with millennials being the largest group of current workers. Jacob Sherson, Founder and Director of ScienceAtHome poses a challenge: to bridge the skills gap inherent in this young workforce, we need to understand what we mean by skills. Even further, once we identify skills such as creativity or leadership, we need to ask: What is creativity? Understanding what humans can and can’t do is vital in closing the skills gap.
employers look for both hard and soft skills. And if candidates cannot display empathy, creativity, and the ability to contribute to a team, they will have a hard time finding employment. Integrating soft skills into a school curriculum starting from primary education can help mitigate this issue, which is exactly what Ji Han, Director of Curriculum and Learning at Zurich International School is working toward. Fostering soft skills, she believes students need to “learn how to learn”, which enables them to think one step ahead while approaching problems in and outside of the classroom.
Soft skills development is vital and should start from an early age Many students leave higher education, especially in STEM fields, with hard skills such as logic, problem-solving, and specialized certifications. However,
Talent is universal; opportunity is not Learning skills such as web design, coding, robotics, and engineeringbased projects are going to be a large part of school curriculums in order → OSAKA_JAPAN
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