Through this blog site, I present ideas about how education needs to change in the age of smart machines. Children in school today will experience disruptions in their lives. They will need to work with smart systems to have decent jobs, to keep learning as professional roles and everyday life change, and to be strong citizens in a time of societal disruption. Here, I present ideas on how the next generation can be educated to thrive with these needs. Click “Overview” above for more information.
My book, Learning for the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Eight Education Competences, is now out. Click “Book Release” above for more information.
In this rather long blog, I point out why standardized tests started out as valid indicators of school effectiveness but became forces that dilute the ability of schools to prepare students for the AI age.
From the publisher: Learning for the Age of Artificial Intelligence is a richly informed argument for curricular change to educate people towards achievement and success as intelligent machine systems proliferate. Click on title above to see more.
Many forces push schools toward a one-size-fits-all approach, even though school does not seem to work all that well for many students. Why is this, and how can we do better? Why don’t we provide “different strokes for different folks” as part of our education system? Click on title above to see more.
At a launch event for the book, I presented a few ideas that will become blogs here. Click title above to see more.
OECD has a nice little survey up that you can take. When you complete it, the website will tell you the chances that your job will be taken over by information technologies. See https://oecd-futureofjobs.org/ for the survey. See http://www.oecd.org/employment/future-of-work for more on the future of work.
I was moved to write my book by the speed at which changes occur in our society. The combination of instant communications, artificial intelligence, and climate disruption will keep our routines of life for the foreseeable future. Our children must prepare for this rapidly changing world. Click on title above to see more.