What didn't you learn at school?
How to do project management? How to present a budget? How to deal with a horrible manager?
We are being joined by Tom Ravenscroft from Enabling Enterprise who was a teacher before he found that teaching the syllabus wasn't enough. He believes that there is something fundamental missing in education, that knowledge and good grades are not enough.
'All of us, whatever we do, need some essential skills which go beyond the academic - to work with others, to manage ourselves, to communicate effectively, and to creatively solve problems. We draw on them as much as numeracy or literacy. So why, as an education system, don't we value these skills even as employers, universities and entrepreneurs cry out for them?'
Tom will be reflecting on a decade of building these skills through an award-winning social enterprise with over 150,000 children and young people to ask this critical question and more: Why are we so quick to presume these skills are innate, or just picked up along the way? How are they really built and how can we use this knowledge as teachers, parents, or even in our own lives?
He'll also look at how with us facing a future of automation, when these skills are going to be paramount, what would it take to ensure that everyone mastered them?
We're excited to see you there!
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