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Preparing for change

Posted in EDUCATION by Faezah Ismail on March 21, 2010
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We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet, said American cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead.

Her words sent a chill down my spine.

Are you someone who hates change?

If your answer is yes, you are not alone.

Most of us are averse to any change.

But, as Mead observed many years ago, change is difficult to ignore.

Change is everywhere: it is in the social, political and economic spheres.

Essentially, the message is that we need to change and no organisation understands this better than the World Future Society.

“Mead, one of the World Future Society’s early supporters, recognised the importance of education to thinking about the ¬†future, as well as the importance of thinking about the future to education,” notes the society.

Educators will discuss our changing world at the third annual Education Summit which will be held on July 8 in Boston, USA.

It will look at¬†topics such as “Robots in the Classroom” and “Fostering 21st Century Skills through Future Problem Solving”, among other things.

Education Summit Organiser: World Future Society. Click here for details.

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