Preparing K-12 Students for a Job Market Dominated by Technology
Milton Chen wrote an excellent article for Education Week on how to prepare students for a work environment that will be dominated by technology. The gist of the article is that the most important skill to cultivate is the ability (and drive) to learn. To that end, he has identified 5 habits of what he calls Extreme Learners. Follow is an excerpt from the article:
These extreme learners shared five habits, which can prove instructive as we look to prepare students for an unpredictable future:
1. They were self-motivated and found connections between their learning and working, both volunteer and paid.
2. They maintained a strong sense of curiosity across disciplines, often spanning the arts and the sciences.
3. They were networkers. They cultivated role models and mentors through face-to-face and online connections and participated in communities of like-minded individuals.
4. They were technology savants, accessing a vast world of online learning for resources, contacts, courses, platforms, and tools.
5.They developed their social-emotional skills, learning to work well in groups and taking on leadership and teaching roles.
Read the full article here: https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2017/12/13/the-5-habits-of-extreme-learners.html
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