Updated: Feb 24, 2019
Children growing up in the 21st Century will need to be adaptable, dynamic and creative lifelong learners in a highly uncertain globalized world. Humanity faces global environmental, social, economic and political challenges on a scale and magnitude never before seen. The pace of technological change will mean that 21st Century workers need to learn, re-learn and keep reinventing themselves as individual businesses and whole industries respond to new opportunities and rapid change year-on-year.
"As we transition towards a sustainable planet dominated by technology, we will need people who are able to create, brand and sell new products and technologies that help tackle the global challenges we face, and generate the industries and jobs that power the economies and societies of the future."
The 4th Industrial Revolution
Education must meet the needs of the future and prepare children for a productive and successful life this century. But what will the future really look like? Of course, nobody really knows. However, it is widely believed that we are on the cusp of the 4th industrial revolution based on rapid growth and development in the artificial intelligence (AI), technology and green sectors.
"Hands-on, social entrepreneurship education (I like to term "Edupreneurship") engages children, builds eco-friendly, ethical mindsets and equips children with some incredibly valuable practical skills for the 21st Century."
Entrepreneurship, creativity and tech skills will be vital for those in the driving seat of the companies of the future. Fresh start-ups will rapidly rush to fill this space and build the next big tech company planning on disrupting yet another industry. Companies that fail to clean up their supply chains and production processes to meet customer expectations on human rights and environmental standards will not survive. Well-informed and responsible consumers will vote with their credit cards. But how does this all relate to learning outside the classroom?
Connecting Entrepreneurship & Outdoor Education
Well, I am glad you asked as entrepreneurship fits in remarkably well. As we transition towards a sustainable planet dominated by advanced technology, we will need people who are able to create, brand and sell new products and technologies that help tackle the global challenges we face, and generate the industries and jobs that power the economies and societies of the future.