Let’s look at what’s happening with the automation of work, become informed, start a conversation about what skills and competencies might be needed, what this means for our students, teachers, schools, learning systems, communities and societies.
The nature of almost all forms of work is changing rapidly, and new skills are required. Routine manual and cognitive tasks such as factory work and analysis are being replaced or augmented by robots and machine learning. Agriculture is becoming automated. So what is happening in the world of work, and how can we prepare for what’s coming?
Today we’re looking at work and employment, and how these are changing. So how and why is work changing, and what are the effects of these changes? As you can imagine, there’s a lot happening, but it is possible to identify trends in the future of work and the risks and opportunities that exist for young people, and what this might mean for learning.