Learning a Living by Valerie Hannon

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Learning a Living by Valerie Hannon

  1. 1. LEARNING A LIVING VALERIE HANNON PHOTOS BY REZA RADICAL INNOVATION IN EDUCATION FOR WORK PHOTOS BY REZA
  2. 2. • what is happening to the world of work? • what is happening to workforces and what do they need? • how should learning be organised to meet these needs? On every continent, innovators are rethinking how we organise learning for work in fast-changing conditions. The work we do, and how we do it, is changing
  3. 3. • technology and globalisation • environment • economies in flux • demography The new world of work PHOTOS BY REZA
  4. 4. Who are the losers? • Young people: 300m unemployed worldwide • Low-skilled • Security and stability: the phenomenon of ‘permatemps’ • Rising graduate unemployment economies in flux…
  5. 5. • learn rapidly to change their skill sets • form ad-hoc teams (‘swarming’) • be flexible, adapted to ‘anytime, anywhere’ • have ‘global competence’ In global knowledge economies, workers will…
  6. 6. An homogenised, ‘MacDonalds’ world? the danger, the fear… “it’s in our hands”
  7. 7. stark skills mismatches The World at Work: Jobs, Pay and Skills for 3.5 billion People June 2012 McKinsey Global Institute employers are unable to recruit workers with the right capabilities 2020
  8. 8. “We have good skills in entrepreneurship (in Burkina Faso) because we have to. Life is hard. School eliminates these skills. It is our job (at 2iE) to help students come back to their talent, to dust off those skills.” Paul Ginies Director General, 2iE, Burkina Faso PHOTO BY REZA
  9. 9. SKILLS: ACQUIRING, MATCHING, UPDATING Learning a Living: the three elements CREATING POSSIBILITIES GENERATING SOLUTIONS
  10. 10. skills are the new currency PHOTO BY REZA
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  12. 12. generating solutions “We always treat problems as a good thing here at Lumiar. Problems require solutions, and it’s in finding the solutions that the learning happens… We teach our students that there’s no such thing as failure. We encourage them to think: Well, that didn’t work. So why didn’t it work? Now let’s try again..” Joanna Gayotto Headmistress, Lumiar school, São Paolo PHOTO BY REZA
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  15. 15. The next frontier: creating possibilities PHOTO BY REZA
  16. 16. PHOTO BY REZA “When young people are given real world experience and their learning is grounded in it, they change. By engaging the, and respecting them, you will change them. They become transformed.” Dennis Littky, Big Picture Learning PHOTO BY REZA
  17. 17. “I have learned to take control of my life. I have learned not to stand and watch. In contrast with our other lessons, we had the responsibility. Nobody gave us any solutions. It has changed me completely. I found that the more you do, the more you can do. I don’t want to be an employee now.” Lina, student, INJAZ entrepreneurship program PHOTO BY REZA
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  20. 20. PRODUCTION GENERATING SOLUTIONS From the consumption of knowledge to the production of a better world CONSUMPTION CREATING POSSIBILITIES SKILLS: AQUIRING, MATCHING AND UPDATING LEARNER AGENCY
  21. 21. “I am here because I want to contribute to Africa’s development” “I want to be part of Africa’s future.” “Europe is a machine that has broken down – here I can really contribute to building a new world.” Students at 2iE Burkina Faso PHOTO BY REZA
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