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
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?