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What terms best describe the skills and mindsets needed for us to thrive in a fully digital and automated future?

The Challenge

Before we can provide solutions for thriving in a fully digital and automated future, the alliance of organisations dedicated to thriving need to be on the same page about what terms to use. Help us list, define and refine the terms in use so we can all communicate better. laughing Some examples in use are: soft skills, enterprise, HI human intelligence's, future literacies, transversal skills etc.

This is a problem that affects us all. The impact of transitioning to what is often called the '4th Industrial Revolution' is so encompassing that no one organisation or field alone can solve the 'how' of thriving. Humans, however, are very good at remaining split off and coining our own separate terms. This diversity is a strength - but now is also the time to re-orientate around common terms - which is partly what Mindhive is all about!

FutureWe has been using the term 'Future Literacies', and our FutureWe.org/framework also uses the term HI (human intelligence's) to match that of AI (artificial intelligence's) in helping people new to the problem understand it. BUT perhaps there is a better existing name that can help us come together?

Other terms:

The OECD PISA 'Preparing our youth for an inclusive and sustainable world' report uses the term 'Transversal Skills'.

Foundation for Young Australian's 'New Work' report arranges them via the term 'Skill Clusters'.

> Please suggest more in the discussion.

 

As predictions of the impact of AI and robotics on today's jobs range from 25-70% - and as having multiple jobs and underemployment grows, it is becoming more and more urgent for a new response. Not one that crams more into an already crowded school system, but one that gives learners (and workers) the skills to invent their own jobs and futures no matter what comes. For this we will need common terms that allow us to collaborate.

If nothing happens and we all keep using separate terms which we don't even take time to understand, many of our efforts will also remain divided.

By the end of this challenge, we want to:

1. Have compiled a list of common terms that describe the skills and mindsets needed to thrive 

2. Have begun defining these so we can all understand each other

3. Have begun refining these into 'meta-terms' that simplify our ability to collaborate on solutions

4. We are ready for the next challenge of compiling solutions

 

Challenge Opened: 09:40 PM, Wednesday 27 February 2019
Challenge Closes: 11:00 PM, Tuesday 05 March 2019
Time to go: Closed

 

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Challenge Opened: 09:40 PM, Wednesday 27 February 2019
Challenge Closes: 11:00 PM, Tuesday 05 March 2019
Time to go: Closed

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Thought Leader

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Bill Wyatte Integrated Criminal Justice Governance and Program Manager
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Monica Smedback TBA
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Mags Cummings
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John Hunt
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Leanne Hanson Literacy & Numeracy Specialist Teacher
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Kim Flintoff Learning Futures
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Nick Burnett Education and Learning Entrepreneur and Futurist
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Jamil Ebrahim-Ahomed I work as the community team lead at Mindhive
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Bruce Lee Teacher
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Jonathan Nalder Founder and Director
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Elizabeth Heck Research
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Boni Aditya Business Analyst
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