Jobs Of The Future


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S. Hahn March, 2010

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  • Welcome
  • 1. Groups of 3-4 Share-fast! + Mine2. Long and short of it?? Impossible to answer!
  • …Therefore we cannot educate students for future occupations! Heard from a number of educatorsHowever…we CAN throw some light on the subject…*Let me take you on a thinking journey…!
  • 1. Book His so-called SINGULARITY occurs as A.I. artificial intell. surpasses humans as the smartest & capable life forms on earth. Postbiological humans!2.Logarithmic graphs: Memory, processing speed, size, cost, availability, ease of use, information available, etc. is growing exponentially! Straight up!!By 2045 $1000 will buy us a computer a billion times more intelligent than every human being combined!!3. The graphs show how as a result Gene therapy research is enhanced by this growth – effects are that we will be able to change our genetic makeup so we don’t e.g. inherit diseases, deformities, can enhance our physical and/or neural capacity, can change our physical appearance, etc.In the same manner, nanotechnology mini robots are being developed which will be able to/and already can! be injected into our circulatory system and other body systems to: e.g kill renegade cells, e.g. alzheimer’s cure near, repair and rebuild whole body organs. Boy, could I use a new inner ear and new eyes! Let alone being able to grow animal food without using an animal! Possibilities for feeding the world?3. Because we will have the possibility of nanomachines in our brain, we will be able to upload information whenever we want and need!! Wireless tech at it’s best!Virtual reality will become so advanced that it will be indistinguishable from real reality.He says people may well be spending much of their time in full immersion virtual reality so art and music will take on totally new meaning. Further, when computers help us as he says, “wake up” the universe so it becomes a giant supercomputer, we will be able to communicate with the greater knowledge sources of the universe! and music and art will take on again, an entirely different meaning as a result!??? Incredible thoughts for us right here and now!
  • 1. The World is Flat:ideas-based jobs are the middle jobs of the future2. As he talks about global flatness being outsourcing to the best & cheapest companies, groups, or even individuals working from their studios or homes in the remotest places on the world, he also makes a huge case for those same people using ideas to create unique goods that can be available and create incomes…3. So one’s security cannot be threatened he invents the new definition of untouchables’. THAT’S how unique many of the new middle jobs of the future will need to be!
  • The stuff of comic books, science fiction and now… fantasy! Harry Potter, Matrix, etc.
  • From” The World is Flat”.When God Was a Woman by Merlin Stone – controversially explains how amongst other things, the invention of machines like the printing press led MAN-kind’s wish for control from an all-embracing, more esthetic & female-oriented governed society to becoming more left-brain oriented with linear-thinking & organisation powerful players in the world as we’ve known-it until more recently when we are aware that the future rests with right brain development alongside the functions of left-brain.
  • Thomas Freidman
  • Freidman goes further…What in fact ARE we learning now and WHY?How are we going about teaching our curric?Do we challenge ourselves enough about this?Then I read this article by Shari T…
  • Only handout for you!Find an object that will connect with your unit of workAllow kids to observe deeply AND ask their own questions
  • Exploration – SS
  • Then I began to think of TFU’s Multiple Entry Points to a study…
  • …where students recognise their own unique interest and have an opportunity to formulate their own study…sometimes fusing a couple of entry points in the process…I will show you a few of them now:
  • Jobs Of The Future

    1. 1. Saturday Sept. 27<br /> Session V<br /> 11:30-12:30<br /><br />Jobs of the Future<br /> Sandra Hahn International School Bangkok<br />
    2. 2.<br />IntroIcebreakerShow some researchShare unit of workShow clips of students sharing their thinkingReflect using VT routineWrap upQuestions<br />
    3. 3.<br />Jobs of the Future<br />When you were beginning high school, what jobs did you think might be available to you when you left?<br />or…<br />How the heck can we know anyway?<br />
    4. 4.<br />“We cannot imagine the jobs our students will have in the future.” <br />
    5. 5. The World <br /> they may enter…<br />
    6. 6.<br />“The Singularity is Near”-Ray Kurzweil<br /><ul><li>Within 20 years human beings will cease to be as we know them as a result of the exponential growth of computers!</li></ul> Get this…<br />
    7. 7.
    8. 8.<br />GNR- Gene therapy, nanotechnology, and robotics will turn us into beings that may never have to die!<br />
    9. 9.<br />Knowledge, art, music will take on totally new meaning as we will be able to know and use knowledge whenever we wish and need!<br />
    10. 10. …and the jobs <br /> in their future?<br />
    11. 11.<br />Thomas Friedman:<br /><ul><li>“There is no limit to the number of idea -generated jobs in the world”
    12. 12. “We need to continue to </li></ul> …churn out knowledge workers who are able to produce idea-based goods that can be sold globally…” <br /><ul><li>“Untouchables…are people whose jobs cannot be outsourced, digitized or automated.” </li></li></ul><li><br />Marc Andreessen-Netscape founder:<br />“…there are infinite industries to be created, infinite businesses to be started, and infinite jobs to be done, and the only limiting factor is human imagination.”<br />
    13. 13. Princeton economist Alan Binder:<br /><br />“In the future, howwe educate our children may prove to be more important than howmuch we educate them.”<br />
    14. 14. Right brain<br /><br />“We need to focus education on constantly developing our students’ right brain skills- such as forging relationships rather than executing transactions, tackling novel challenges instead of solving routine problems, and synthesizing the big picture rather than analysing a single component.”<br />
    15. 15.<br />CQ (curiosity quotient) + PQ (passion quotient) > IQ!<br />
    16. 16. What are the implications for education as we now know it?<br /><br />“Students …. have to fundamentally reorient what they are learning…<br /><ul><li> …and educators how they are teaching it.”</li></li></ul><li>Shari Tishman<br /><br />“The Object of Their Attention”<br />Close examination of an everyday object leads to increasingly complex thinking<br />
    17. 17. A symbol<br /><br />
    18. 18. Observe<br /><br /> What do I see?<br />Wonder<br /> What am I wondering?<br />What am I personally curious about?<br />
    19. 19. Connect(Synthesis)<br /><br />How can this connect to my study? <br /> How can I use this as a lens as I work?<br /> Challenge<br /> (Synthesis)<br /> How can I create something unique to demonstrate my thinking? <br />How can I best communicate this to others?<br />
    20. 20.<br />Multiple Entry Points<br />Aesthetic<br /><ul><li> Social
    21. 21. Quantitative/Logical
    22. 22. Narrative
    23. 23. Philosophical
    24. 24. Experiential</li></li></ul><li>It’s all about their observations…<br />
    25. 25. how they’re communicating…<br />
    26. 26. what they want to say…<br />
    27. 27. …it’s level of complexity<br />
    28. 28.<br />…and their thinking!<br />
    29. 29. SeeThink Wonder<br /><br />
    30. 30. How can this look?<br />A Museum<br /> (interactive)<br />Written connection<br />Presentation - oral<br />Rubric for assessment by all<br />
    31. 31. So…what will the new Jobs of the Future require?<br /><br />Knowledge<br />Ideas<br />Synthesise knowledge<br />Imagination <br />Create something totally new<br />
    32. 32.<br />Where to now??<br />Students with learning challenges<br />Multiple entry points<br />Multiple Intelligences<br />Other disciplines<br />
    33. 33.<br />Challenge!<br />Are you ‘up’ for prospective student learning?<br />
    34. 34. References & Inspiration!<br /><br />The Singularity is Near - Ray Kurzweil<br />The World is Flat - Thomas Friedman<br />When God Was A Woman – Merlin Stone<br />Mindset - C. S. Dweck<br />The Object of Their Attention (Article) - Shari Tishman Project Zero, Harvard<br />Teaching For Understanding - Project Zero, Harvard<br />Multiple Intelligences-Howard Gardner Project Zero, Harvard<br />email:<br />
    35. 35.<br />Discussion<br />What are you thinking now? <br />Could this be of some use to you? <br />If so how, and better still…why?<br /> END<br />
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