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Can universities adapt to the demand for relearning?

University World News, Paul Rigg
The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot ‘unlearn and then relearn’. To succeed in the future, people will need to anticipate change and retrain and the most prized skills may be ideation and creativity.

Nick Van Dam, global chief learning officer at McKinsey, argued that we are at the start of a fourth industrial revolution in which his company’s research predicted that 14% of the workforce’s jobs will be automated by 2030. However, he argued that a lot of new posts will also be created, in the same way that the iPhone produced 15 million new jobs for app developers around the world. “The question is: how do we prepare students for jobs that don’t exist today?” he enquired. Read the full University World News article here.

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