An ever-changing job market suggests that students will need to prepare for multiple careers, some of which do not currently exist. In order to do this, students will need social and emotional skills in addition to academic or content knowledge in order to be able to transfer what they know to new opportunities.Source:
Christopher Dede, Education Week, December 11, 2017Description:
"Success a decade after high school graduation in a global, innovation-centered world will be as much determined by students' character and their ability to work with others as by their intellectual capabilities. A 2012 report by the National Research Council posits that a combination of cognitive, intrapersonal, and interpersonal skills — flexibility, creativity, initiative, innovation, intellectual openness, collaboration, leadership, and conflict resolution — are essential for keeping up in the 21st century. I would argue that instead of preparing students for careers, we should focus on inculcating skills that are transferable across many roles."
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