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EDUCATION LEADERS FORUM 2016: OVERVIEW

“On average, by 2020, more than a third of the desired core skill sets of most occupations will be comprised of skills that are not yet considered crucial to the job today, according to our respondents. Overall, social skills—such as persuasion, emotional intelligence and teaching others—will be in higher demand across industries than narrow technical skills, such as programming or equipment operation and control. In essence, technical skills will need to be supplemented with strong social and collaboration skills.”  The 2015 World Economic Forum report The Future of Jobs

The tenth annual Education Leaders Forum will be held on 23 & 24 August 2016 at the Waipuna Hotel in Auckland.  We are adding the details of contributors as they are confirmed.

ELF16 is about understanding  the seismic shifts happening in the world of work, the demand for different skills and the implications for education at all levels.

Education at any level is not just about preparing people for the world of work.  There are broader educational aims as well.  However employment readiness and adaptability are important aspects for individuals, organisations and the wider society.

CONTRIBUTORS as at 29/4

Josh Williams
CE, Industry Training Federation

 

Dr John Boereboom
Director,
CEM

Yesterday’s Schools?
“… 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist.”  World Economic Forum report The Future of Jobs [1]

“Tomorrow’s Schools” was implemented a quarter of a century ago in a world which no longer exists. In a digitised and globalised  new world the nature of work is changing rapidly. Governments, industry and communities are grappling internationally with the educational implications.

Over the last 25 years New Zealand has seen a rise in the ratio of skilled professionals, an increase in physical and virtual talent mobility, a big jump in the number of women in tertiary education and the workforce and a trend of unskilled men exiting the workplace.  The economy has lost clerical workers, tradesmen, labourers and machinery operators. It has and gained professionals in fields like law and IT.

By one estimate 40% of all jobs are threatened by automation in the next 15 years. Many jobs are less secure because they are part-time, temporary or rise out of self-employment initiatives. At the same time there are many new opportunities for those with the required talents and skills.

Pathways to the Future

*How Shift is Happening
The world of work is changing irrevocably in terms of what is done, where and by whom. Drones, electric cars, 3d printing, hover boards, augmented reality and virtual reality will all be our collective reality in short order… More

*The Fragmented Future of Work
The 2015 WEF Future of Jobs report points out that in such a rapidly evolving employment landscape, the ability to anticipate and prepare for future skills requirements, job content and the aggregate effect on employment is increasingly critical for businesses, governments and individuals… More

Preparing Learners Now

*Learning to adapt
It is impossible to say what challenges will confront today’s students, or what automated or virtual workplaces of the future will look like. How can education best prepare young people now to navigate their way through an increasingly complex world by becoming effective, lifelong learners capable of responding to relentless change?… More

*Hard facts and soft skills
A 2015 Economist Intelligence Unit report  Driving the skills agenda: Preparing students for the future shows how evolving business needs, technological advances and new work structures are redefining what are considered to be valuable skills for the future… More
[1] http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_FOJ_Executive_Summary_Jobs.pdf

To find out more about ELF 2016 contact: Lyall Lukey, ELF Convener 03 3228 293 or 021 310 808 or email lyall@smartnet.co.nz

Today’s ELF21 zoom session features Anne Riches, The Mindfield Navigator on Creating Mentally Healthy Workplaces - a conversation. How can your learning community be an open, safe and supportive mentally healthy workplace and learning space? smartnet.co.nz/elf21/programm…

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Cathy Sheppard, Founder & CEO, BSI People Skills is the first speaker for today’s ELF21 zoom session. The topic is Covid Era Changes and Challenges for Education Leaders – Overcoming resistance to change and building a mentally healthy leadership team. smartnet.co.nz/elf21/programm…

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Today’s ELF21 zoom session is on Re-positioning Vocational Education and Skills Training. Panelists: Helen Down - Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, Ben Naughton - Western Institute Technology Taranaki (WITT) & Diane Lithgow, Skills Consulting Group. smartnet.co.nz/elf21/programm…

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Learn the Power of 10 Thinking, a teachable thinking process with internationally renowned Dr Michael Hewitt-Gleeson. Join the ELF21 zoom session Weds 16 June 4.00-5:30pm NZT via smartnet.co.nz/elf21/ Michael co-founded the School of Thinking with the late Edward de Bono.

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Virtual ELF21, Series 1 starts Wed 9 June 4.00-5.30 pm NZT. Register Now to access Live and Later. More Info and Registration Options: lnkd.in/gzAFNsF lnkd.in/gwVFGWu Retweeted by Education Leaders Forum (ELF)

Register now for the virtual Education Leaders Forum 2021: 9 - 30 June. Ideas, technology and trends defining future learning smartnet.co.nz/elf21/

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Virtual vs In-person meetings in the Covid Era linkedin.com/pulse/virtual-… article by @LyallLukey Convener of Education Leaders Forums (ELF)

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The new Digital Technologies Curriculum is not just about devices but more about people - Tim Bell, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, @UCNZ on 'an ABC of computational thinking and digital technologies'. #ELF19NZ

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Donald Matheson, Media & Communication, @UCNZ on Handling #FakeNews and Flaky Views at #ELF19NZ Education plays a important role in tackling prejudice in #SocialMedia by demonstrating the links between hateful comments and actions. #OnlineSafety #credible #INFORMATION

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Education plays a  important role in tackling prejudice in #SocialMedia by demonstrating the links between hateful comments and actions.
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Anjii Webster (@AnjiiW) from @netsafeNZ presenting for attendees at #ELF19NZ - there are fantastic opportunities in using technology in education. Retweeted by Education Leaders Forum (ELF)

Effects of screen time on preschool health and development from the Ministry of Social Development msd.govt.nz/documents/abou… #elf19nz Retweeted by Education Leaders Forum (ELF)

Recommendations for screen time from Dr Mary Redmayne #elf19nz Retweeted by Education Leaders Forum (ELF)

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@AnjiiW, Education Advisor, @netsafeNZ shared some interesting stats in her session '#OnlineSafety and Wellbeing': In 2019, 6% of NZ population between 13-17 yrs have "digitally harmed" themselves. Does #DigitalPrivacy exist? #ELF19NZ #DigitalCitizenship

test Twitter Media - @AnjiiW, Education Advisor, @netsafeNZ shared some interesting stats in her session '#OnlineSafety and Wellbeing':
In 2019, 6% of NZ population between 13-17 yrs have "digitally harmed" themselves. 
Does #DigitalPrivacy exist? 
#ELF19NZ #DigitalCitizenship https://t.co/7R4LSji6Ym

A slightly different spin from our other sessions on #digitization in education, and providing #equal #digitalaccess - Dr Mary Redmayne, Independent Researcher, on Dangers of Screen Overuse. #ELF19NZ

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The question is not whether we agree on #automation and #AI but it's about how we are going to support young people to become disruptive innovators by creating new technologies for the rapidly changing #digitalfuture @EducationGovtNZ #ELF19NZ

Fraser Liggett, Economic Development Programme Manager, Enterprise Dunedin, DCC speaking on the exciting plans for a new Centre of Digital Excellence, around #gaming and #appdevelopment in #education and #Training. #ELF19NZ

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"Open source software is a really good fit for #education. #Collaboration with other educators will produce the best results." Paul Stevens on #OpenSource IT #innovation #ELF19NZ @CatalystNZ

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 Paul Stevens on #OpenSource IT #innovation 
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@CatalystNZ https://t.co/9PkqozJ6im

First session for the day with Paul Stevens, GM, The Open Knowledge Group, @CatalystNZ on #education and #OpenSource IT Innovation. "In open source we've really embraced the community; not just at the technical level but at the user level as well." #DisruptiveInnovation #ELF19NZ

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#DisruptiveInnovation 
#ELF19NZ https://t.co/593sb00Ass

Excited about Day 2 of #ELF19NZ - we are looking forward to insightful discussions and workshops on #DigitalDividents & #Dangers

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