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What’s next after STEM?

What’s next after STEM?

Industry workforce planning reports are identifying the need for ‘soft skills’ especially around communication, negotiation, innovation and skills of being about to work together with empathy and insight into the needs of others.

The next wave after STEM is ‘creativity’ and all that comes with it… Innovation, repurposing, making, designing, caring for others … all the beautiful gifts that machines cannot do no matter how well they are programmed

Thinking elastically…survival skill of the future

Thinking elastically…survival skill of the future

As teachers and trainers, how do we contribute to expanding the way our students think? How do we provide learning opportunities for students to safely experiment with ‘elastic thinking’?

Creating games for learning

Creating games for learning

There are a million different ways to go about designing games but games for serious purposes such as formative or summative assessment in courses adds another layer of challenge... how do you make the game fun, engaging AND actually assess what you want to assess?

Software such as PowerPoint can be used to create...

Foundation skills training and skilling needs in Australia

Foundation skills training and skilling needs in Australia

A new report out this week from The Australian Industry Group: SURVEY REPORT Workforce Development Needs Skilling: A National Imperative https://cdn.aigroup.com.au/Reports/2018/Survey_Report_WFDNeeds_Skilling_Sept2018.pdf tells is an interesting story of where technology, literacy and training are causing a convergence of both need for skilling and opportunity to achieve this.

#FoundationSkills  #Reading #Writing #OralCommunication #Navigatetheworldofwork #Interactwithothers #Gettheworkdone

#Seriousgames #training #Vocational #teamwork #assessment #Andragogy  

#communication

Social skills development for adults

Social skills development for adults
How do you politely give adults the opportunity to develop their social and diplomacy skills? As self-determining humans, how do you even tell someone they need to improve in these skills? And why would they want to? What is the incentive?

Preparing for the creative economy

Preparing for the creative economy

Interesting speech yesterday by Russel Howcroft at the National Press Club - 15 Aug 2018. (https://www.npc.org.au/speakers/russel-howcroft/ ) 'The Creative Economy Deficit'. 

So how do we nurture the gamut of creativity in our students, so that when they get into the workforce, they can be part of, influence and leverage off this new economy?