Why we must teach students to solve big problems

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  • Asking kids ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ is a question that used to make sense, says Jaime Casap. But it not longer does; the nature of automation and artificial intelligence means future jobs are likely to shift and reform many times over.
  • Instead, educators should foster a culture of problem solving. Ask children: What problem do you want to solve? And what talents or passions do you have that can be the avenues by which you solve it?
  • “[T]he future of education starts on Monday and then Tuesday and then Wednesday and it’s constant and consistent and it’s always growing, always improving, and if we create that culture I think that would bring us a long way,” Casap says.

This video is part of Z 17 Collective‘s Future of Learning series, which asks education thought leaders what learning can and should look like in the midst and wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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