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A finn oktatási modellt a világ talán legjobbjának tartják, a 2009-es PISA-teszten az ő tanulóik érték el a legjobb eredményeket. A mintának tekintett ország azóta hátrébb csúszott a listán, de Európában még mindig a finn példát tartják követendőnek, mert nemcsak az eredményekre, hanem a gyerekek jólétére, az oktatás elérhetőségére is koncentrál, és a jövőre, a valódi életre neveli a diákokat.

Within the next 15 years, some 47% of all jobs could be automated, and intelligent machines will outnumber humans. What are the jobs of tomorrow, and what skills will be most in demand? Redundant? How will robotics impact manual labour, and what if the retirement age really is abolished? While the future may be unknown, big data and analytics is making it ever easier to picture, and digital is shaping it. How will you respond to the Workforce of the Future? In a landscape of rapid and profound change, digital has already transformed life as we know it in ways we never dreamt of. From the computerisation of tasks and processes, to tools that empower workers to be more effective, what we do and how we work is changing.

Jack Ma is now one of the world's richest men but failed – thrice – at entering university. The founder and executive chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group was in Hong Kong on May 18 to receive an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Hong Kong. He urged the young to help solve Hong Kong's and the world's problems. To him, the greatest challenge of the future is to nurture independent and creative thinkers who are capable of doing what machines are not able to do.

 

Charles Leadbeater, program advisor for the Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute, questions if advancements in technology are making us more productive or inefficient. The renowned author, consultant and social entrepreneur says easy access to communication is extending our work day, but innovation requires uninterrupted, unplugged time to focus and develop creative ideas. Leadbeater is an advisor for the Peter Lougheed Leadership Institute's ALT/Now: Economic Inequality program.

 

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating aneducation system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. He is a British author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education and arts bodies. He was Director of the Arts in Schools Project (1985–89) and Professor of Arts Education at the University of Warwick (1989–2001), and is now Professor Emeritus at the same institution. In 2003 he was knighted for services to the arts.