Sixteen years ago I was in a linear teaching career. The parameters of what I did on a daily basis were very clear on most days.
Since then I’ve had a portfolio career of the sort I was predicting in talks to teachers, students and parents ten years ago.
Both my sons work in the Creative Media world, using technologies not imaginable when I started my working career. My elder son works streaming live concerts to digital media and earning a proportion of the advertising revenue from those wanting to be associated with successful bands and the demographic of their followers. Ten years ago it would have been impossible to even describe what he now does as there would be no point of reference for such work.
This is the world schools must prepare their learners to survive and thrive within.
Clearly, traditional educational models which maximise content learning over attitudes, behaviours and competences are doomed to failure probably sooner than they recognise. This was why I set up the Learning Renaissance…