Today’s article looks at learning, specifically learning systems, how changing work affects learning and the importance of understanding thought processes such as unintended consequences and biases – we’ve also included the usual series of questions to provoke thought and discussion in classrooms and around dinner tables.
It’s not possible to accurately predict the future, of course. However it is possible to get a sense of how things are likely to change over the coming 10 to 15 years. Today’s 5 year olds will enter the workforce from about 2032 to 2037, and as you’ll see below the working environment that they join will be dramatically different from the one we experience today. So what’s going on, and what’s likely to happen?
Today, we are exploring big futures of ideas, technology, systems and wellbeing. Some of these were written pre-Covid 19, and based on what we now observe globally these provide an interesting insight into how unexpected events can influence likely trends and outcomes identified using the evidence available when written.
There appear to be plenty of opportunities for students to explore trends around the future of food, and identify opportunities to work and do business in this area. Investigations into alternative proteins as a food source, business models, entrepreneurship, science and data in agriculture, emerging jobs, analysis of job shortages, the list goes on.