21st Century Learning and Workforce Readiness
When people in other parts of the world do the computation and we want to shape the future, this is obviously failing our education system. The fact is, future is molded & shaped by us humans & natural processes. It is true that Western societies with having one hand in technology, they have always known to have the other hand in other countries resources. We have already witnessed the results of that strategy. Insanity is to continue to do same and expect a different result. We can't count on everyday people to do the work and we take the fruit of their labor.
It is imperative to understand character building and how it effects children's future, specially in workplace. We must teach our kids as well as our students the skills, awareness, knowledge, attributes that make a successful human being. We need to teach them to use their hearts, their learned and innate ethical values and their brain to create appropriate innovations. Because kids today are the workers of tomorrow. Playgrounds of today are workplaces of tomorrow. Our science classrooms, regardless of color, ethnicity, language spoken should be a cradle for development through inquiry and innovation. Our children need the ability to reason, discuss, draw conclusions, research, form theories, retest and be patient through the process.
Future is in the hand of those who learn by inquiry, innovation and are prepared to face the needs of the next generation.