STELAR Webinar: Educational Implications of future work at the Human-Technology Frontier
On Thursday, February 22, STELAR presented the third of four webinars in our series exploring the educational and social implications of living, learning and working in a future driven by technology. The webinar series, based on the work of our recently published white paper, "Building the Foundational Skills Needed for Success in Work at the Human-Technology Frontier," focused on answering the following question:
What career competencies should K-12 students develop to prepare for success in work at the Human-Technology Frontier?
The worker of the future will require a deep knowledge of science, technology, and engineering coupled with the technical skills and understanding of how computers, robots, and other machines work. This technological grounding, however, will not be enough to succeed. Optimal new workers will be curious, self-directed, and resilient. They will be lifelong learners willing to be disruptive and innovative, while also being cooperative and interpersonally competent. They will think outside the box; solve problems and risk failure; work in dynamic, cross-disciplinary teams; and lead those teams to consensus. All of their work will be characterized by insight, interpretation, diligence, persistence, and cooperation.
Learn more about the webinar series: http://stelar.edc.org/events/stelar-webinar-series-work-human-technology-frontier including links to the recording and materials of the previous sessions.
Read an introduction to the paper, written by Joyce Malyn-Smith: http://stelar.edc.org/blogs/joyce-malyn-smith/building-foundational-skills-needed-success-work-human-technology-frontier
View and download the full article from the EDC website: http://www.edc.org/sites/default/files/uploads/HumanTechnologyFrontierWhitePaper.pdf