Skills, Robots and Learning

Skills, Robots and Learning (Education News and Research 156)

Wayne Gretzky and the modern economy | Modern workers need to anticipate where the economic puck is going by focusing on the skills robots can’t replace…Gretzky.PNG

Investing in the People of Europe and Central Asia Fadia Saadah | The Human Capital Project (HCP) is predicated on the conviction that cognitive capital is critical…

Wasted talent | As many as half of Romania’s emigrants may be overqualified

Kosovo | MEST and World Bank satisfied with implementation of KESIP project Representatives of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Baton Dushi from the Cabinet of Minister and Alush Istogu from the Department for Pre-University Education, held today a meeting with representatives of the World Bank, Angela Demas, Blerim Saqipi and Mrika Aliu, and discussed the progress of the KESIP project…

Modern Country Means Modern Education, Says Armenian President | President of Armenia” “If we speak of a modern country, we have to realize that modern country means modern education and high-level, educated specialists”…

Why is youth unemployment so high? | Education systems can help integrate youth into the labor market if they are of high quality…

«Мы отменили границы континентов и дисциплин» | “We abolished the borders of continents and disciplines”… Pavel Sorokin, Academic Director of the Evidence Education Policy Program, on a joint project with the World Bank | Perhaps, never before at any of the summer schools – no matter where they are held or whoever organizes them – I have not observed such a concentration of theoretical, methodological and applied knowledge…

School textbooks are on the way out? | Pearson shifts to Netflix-style subscription model for textbooks | Academic publisher hopes to convince students to pay to access online materials…

A Successful Reform: Improved Student Performance through Capacity Building | In 2006 Ontario, Canada realized that in nearly a fifth of the elementary schools in the province, more than half of students scored below the provincial standard in math, reading and writing. In response, the province invested in a program called the Ontario Focused Intervention Partnership. This program took a capacity building route. Rather than closing schools, replacing school leaders, sanctioning schools or mandating specific changes, Ontario designed a whole-school approach to building the professional capacity of educators to meet student learning needs, based on the assumption that each school’s very own educators are the force for change. As a result, 10 years later the number of under-performing elementary schools had dropped from nearly 800 to only 63. For more on how Ontario and other Canadian provinces have built world-class education systems, see CIEB’s Canada profile…

Categories Artificial intelligence, Human capital, Returns to education

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