Transforming Education for Complexity

Drivers of transformation of education —we should consider consequences
of three main (and interrelated) drivers that “won’t go away in next
20 years”:

Digitalization + impact of automation of intellectual routine labor
Turbulence or “strategic uncertainty”
Need for transition towards sustainable civilization

The new curriculum — “classical” 21st century competencies
(e.g. 4C or “empathy”) are necessary but insufficient

“Why” is more important than “what”: motivation of a learner (things that are
meaningful and interesting) is the driver (not only “market oriented” because
new markets — and many things outside “economic” dimension — are created
by motivated / empowered people)
Preparing ourselves for “strategic uncertainty”: personal resilience (physical /
psychological health) + mindfulness (attention to attention) + metacognition
(“training in a space program: you don’t know how or when or with whom
you fly but you are prepared”— this personalized methodology can be made
accessible to everyone)
We need to cultivate learner’s ability to “assemble a personal worldview” from
many facets
Not only developing competencies — but also forming values of 21st century
eco-sustainable complex civilization


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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