"The Only Constant in Life is Change"

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Is our educational system obsolete?

After nearly 5 months off. My daughters first day back at school today.

Lots of other young people are also going back to colleges & universities that are opening soon too.

There are many things that will be different and many changes.

Change driven by circumstances.

I wonder if a change will also happen in what young people are taught.



Like, why in Maths do we learn calculus when probability and statistics are more important for decision making?

Why do we learn Fortran in computer science yet Python & AWS are the most in-demand skills?

Why do we have Latin classes, when learning financial literacy is probably a more important life skill?

The opportunity for educational institutes to innovate is to make curriculum design more agile and connected to industry and life.

Teaching stuff that matters at the right time is a massive step closer to the major skills gap.

As the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus once said.

“The only constant in life is change”

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September 14, 2020