Educational Technology

October 6, 2018

K–12 Schools Should Teach Soft Skills to Prepare Students for the Future Workforce

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by Joe McAllister, Ed Tech

While digital tools are woven into educational pedagogy nationwide, another component of learning may help educators give students advantages in a world not yet known to them. A 2017 Report by Dell Technologies estimates that 85 percent of the jobs that will exist in 2030 — fewer than 12 years from now — haven’t been invented yet. “The pace of change will be so rapid that people will learn ‘in the moment,’ using new technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality. The ability to gain new knowledge will be more valuable than the knowledge itself,” Dell Technologies said in a statement announcing the report. While rapidly advancing technologies should be introduced to schools, students’ social and emotional learning should also be nurtured. These soft skills will help them best navigate their new world and adapt as exciting new jobs are created.

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