What are the skills that will be required for 2020?



Future Skills Needs in Europe, focus on 2020


Bloom's Taxonomy revised by Anderson

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Caption Terminology changes "The graphic is a representation of the NEW verbage associated with the long familiar Bloom's Taxonomy. Note the change from Nouns to Verbs [e.g., Application to Applying] to describe the different levels of the taxonomy. Note that the top two levels are essentially exchanged from the Old to the New version." (Schultz, 2005) (Evaluation moved from the top to Evaluating in the second from the top, Synthesis moved from second on top to the top as Creating.) Source: http://www.odu.edu/educ/roverbau/Bloom/blooms_taxonomy.htm
Bloom's revised taxonomy gives us a clear guide to the skills we wish to develop.
Some have attempted to develop it further.

Health and Well Being (HWB)


Just a little idea..why not include Health and Wellbeing is this? So much of what our aspirations are for education and technology assumes that young people have the confidence and sense of self-efficacy to engage with new social media. Succesful digital literacy is surely founded on the skills, values and attributes that children and young people posess? Louise J

What does technology and education in 2020 provide for young people in terms of HWB?
  • Access to up to the date health education information and the literacy skills to decipher the wealth of information?
  • Various vehicles for self-expression - Second Life, Bebo and other SNS
  • Vast learning networks for trying out new 'theories' in a safe environment.
  • Increased awareness of different social and political movements that challenge so-called mainstream thought.
  • We look at this all the time .. here is a stab the event horizon is much closer 2010 - look at page16 for quick overview.

Next Generation User Skills Report


Report for Digital 2010 and the SQA. To quote Joe Wilson:

"The Next Generation User Skills Report has a look over the short range horizon. It looks at developments in US , Europe rest of UK and looks at defining a basic set of skills and identifying the gaps that exist in provision. It does not tackle the who and the how."

New Statesman's Qualifying for the Future


Round table with: Jim Knight, Judith Bennett and Ben Williamson

"If only someone would invent an educational satnav device to make the journey from school gate to workplace a little easier. Just punch in the desired career destination and follow the on-screen instructions. Until then, the plethora of courses and colleges, schemes and programmes, on offer will isorientate many learners trying to pick the right route for them. That the landscape is constantly shifting, with new job requirements forming an obstacle here and specialised qualifications rising there, makes it even harder to get one’s bearings.
It’s not about to become any simpler. Change and complexity are fundamental characteristics of the 21st century"

Thought this was another useful edition http://www.elearningpapers.eu/index.php?page=home

In the beginning of the 21st century, we are experiencing an interesting evolution of the demand for learning both by individuals, societies and education authorities. Evidently, the acrimonious relation between the education provision and the social mandates of growth (performance) and social inclusion is becoming extremely complex. Economic globalization and the emergence of what has been identified as the Knowledge Society go, hand-in-hand, with a gradually changing set of key competences.