Learning has always been the surest antidote to technological redundancy. First, we need a new curriculum involving the integration of technical literacies, such as coding and data analytics, with uniquely human literacies, such as creativity, entrepreneurship, ethics and cultural agility. Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence By Joseph E. In other words, we can give them the tools to succeed at any situation. It needs to be at the core of our curricula, not a supplement to it. Now, many high-skilled functions, including interpreting medical images, doing legal research, and analyzing data, are within the skill sets of machines.
One of the major trends today is the rise of the contingent workforce. In many ways, we are already living in our creative imaginations. Registration is free and only takes a moment. He argues succinctly that experiential learning makes learners robot-proof by giving them opportunities to transfer learning from one context to a completely different one. Dozens of years ago, the Digital Revolution changed factory workers into knowledge workers. We spend so much time teaching students how to answer questions that we often neglect to teach them.
They can organise content in flexible ways, shedding the constraints of traditional degree programmes by offering learning in modular blocks, stacked according to demand. The solutions necessary to make our citizens robot-proof are clear. Just register and complete your career summary. Thousands of years ago, the Agricultural Revolution transformed our foraging ancestors into farmers. In a world of exponential growth and accelerating change, it is never too soon for a much-needed dramatic overhaul. He also advocates encouraging students to engage with a diversity of perspectives. Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win Jeopardy, analyze stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces, advise oncologists.
To reach lifelong learners — many of whom work full time — universities will need to meet people where they are. But, despite some small successes in still constrained domains, context remains a major challenge. Before you can solve a problem, you must be able to critically analyze and question what is causing it. Literacies and Core Cognitive Capacities of the Future Aoun lays a framework for a new discipline, humanics, which discusses the important capacities and literacies for emerging education systems. They can embed educational programmes directly into workplaces, reaching employees in the conference room and on the factory floor. The only certainty about the future is change. In its simplest form, creativity represents the ability to imagine radical ideas and then go about executing them in reality.
© 2019 Singularity Education Group. What is needed to meet this challenge is a new blueprint for higher education, which must include three important components. Robots can climb stairs, open doors, win Jeopardy, analyze stocks, work in factories, find parking spaces, advise oncologists. Driverless cars are hitting the road, powered by artificial intelligence. In Robot-Proof, Northeastern University president Joseph Aoun proposes a way to educate the next generation of college students to invent, to create, and to discover—to fill needs in society that even the most sophisticated artificial intelligence agent cannot. Rather than adopting a stance of technological determinism or a dystopian view driven by fear — both common these days — Aoun prefers to acknowledge the significance of human agency and nature in influencing the impact of technology. At its core, teaching entrepreneurship is about teaching our youth to solve complex problems with resilience, to become global leaders, and to solve grand challenges facing our species.
Among the most difficult-to-automate tasks or professions is entrepreneurship. His research focuses on designing evidence-based intelligent technologies that provide direct feedback to learners. As education expert Tony Wagner points out An Emphasis on Creativity The framework also puts an emphasis on experiential or project-based learning, wherein the heart of the student experience is not lectures or exams but solving real-life problems and learning by doing, creating, and executing. We also need to see innovation and initiative at an institutional and governmental level. As machines continue to improve, people must follow suit, honing their mental capacities, skills and technological knowledge.
What we need to see are more moonshots and disruption in the education sector. Aoun, a leader in higher education policy and an internationally renowned scholar in linguistics, is the seventh President of Northeastern University. Anyone interested in higher-education policy will greatly bene t from this cogent, persuasively written work. Collaboration across online networks requires a skillset of its own. Aoun lays out the framework for a new discipline, humanics, which builds on our innate strengths and prepares students to compete in a labor market in which smart machines work alongside human professionals. Manolis Mavrikis is reader in learning technologies at University College London.
In fact, technological trends are giving rise to what many thought leaders refer to as the. In the past, automation was considered a threat to low-skilled labor. How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing? Many of us will need to adapt to this disruption in the workforce. Asking questions—and asking good ones—is a foundation of critical thinking. In fact, some have gone so far as to claim that in the future,.
Robots reading this book may not like the lack of prescription and specificity in turning the ideas into lesson plans. Universities should, therefore, seize the opportunity to partner with employers, keeping content relevant to workforce needs. Yet traditionally, initiative has been something students show in spite of or in addition to their schoolwork. How can higher education prepare students for their professional lives when professions themselves are disappearing? This will present both a mandate, and an opportunity, for higher education to change. Unpacking the model of the three literacies, the book offers concrete suggestions for giving students a competitive advantage over machines. We are seeing of full-time employees working on the cloud.