TomorrowToday does extensive research on the impact of changing societies, institutions and technologies on the new world of work and what is called the connection era.
There are signs that one of the UK’s largest institutions, its schools, are changing and realising the importance of preparing kids for the new world of work and the connection era. A new school curriculum proposes that children will no longer have to study the Victorians or the second world war but will be required to master web tools such as Twitter and Wikipedia.
This is bound to be controversial but one of the problems the current curriculum faces is that the top 10 jobs in demand in 2010 did not exist in 2004. The current challenge for today’s school curriculum is to prepare kids for jobs that don’t even exist today.
you can read The Guardian for the latest report on this issue.
I think it will be a sad day when kids stop learning about World War 2. It was a pivotal point in history and has so many relevant, fundamental lessons.