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The times, they are a-changin' - A Sorta Fairytale
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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Thu, Jan. 1st, 2009 06:06 pm
The times, they are a-changin'

Some food for thought:



Hat tip to ginnytoo.

Joie

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mrs_bombadil
Mrs. B.
Fri, Jan. 2nd, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)

Very cool!


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rabbithabit12
h
Fri, Jan. 2nd, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)

wow, that's really weird...


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moeyknight
moeyknight
Now With 87% More Bearded!Ron
Fri, Jan. 2nd, 2009 03:36 am (UTC)

That was very cool.


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budrfly4him
budrfly4him
budrfly4him
Fri, Jan. 2nd, 2009 07:30 pm (UTC)

Wow. very nearly inconceivable... and to think about preparing our children for...what? that which does not yet exist... Praise God, He does, and is still on His throne!


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springdove
springdove
Kristi
Sat, Jan. 3rd, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)

I find most of that information to be extremely frightening.


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markbrannan
markbrannan
Mark Aaron Brannan
Sun, Jan. 4th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
a little sensational but...

I like it, we need to all be more aware of these trends.

I am rather skeptical about a few of those stats however (misleading)...See, for technical jobs we've know for years and years that the nominal skills we're investing in will all become quickly outdated (e.g. a specific computer language or technology like 'C#' or 'Oracle'). Instead the [good] schools have focused more on meta-skills like algorithms, problem analysis, language analysis, and other fundamentals which [we think] aren't likely to change as quickly. I imagine many college disciplines have (or will need to) adapt in like fashion...To generalize: principles of "good design"(TM) will never go out of style --even if the tools used to design the things change or moreover, if the kinds of "things" that need designing all change!

This is why I say, starting in Kindergarten, we should teach:



I suspect grade school children can digest and "own" it all better than high school or college students initially can....and it's probably more practical than preparing them to eventually learn something [stodgy] like geometry or calculus...

[removes Computer Scientist hat]


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Jan. 4th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
Re: a little sensational but...

You know, a lot of people seem to be taking the theme of the video as "Woah, scary!" But I didn't get that at all. I agree with you--that teaching adaptable thinking skills is the way to go. But that has *always* been the case.


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