DEC Scan Journal : Volume 33 Issue 4
2014 Volume 33, Issue 4 20 Contents Editorial Currents Teaching & learning Research Curriculum support Share this Resource reviews The following YouTube videos explain aspects of the future world of work in greater detail. strategies, or through individual professional reading. The ultimate aim for professional learning is to improve student learning outcomes. For young people to acquire the learning skills they will need to be successful in the future world of work, they require teachers with the competency to effectively teach these skills (Schleicher, 2012; NSW Government, 2013). Future world of work Karthik (2014) identifies 16 clues that indicate the future world of work is already here and briefly explores the global work-based trends: • working remotely • accessing flexitime (work/life balance) • using co-working spaces • outsourcing tasks • hosting virtual meetings to work collaboratively • leveraging social media • encouraging entrepreneurship • embracing job flexibility and mobility. These types of work environments require a set of skills that go beyond the traditional academic skills. Today’s education requires teachers to be committed to constantly advancing their own professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and practices to develop competencies and capacity to help improve learning outcomes and prepare students for the rapidly changing world of work. Innovative professional learning The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL), recently commissioned the Innovation Unit to investigate and document the characteristics of professional learning that is supporting professional growth and improved workplace performance. The report, Global trends in professional learning and performance & development (Innovation Unit 2014), identifies common features for innovative professional learning across fifty organisations including, but not limited to education. The report describes innovative professional learning as: • collaborative • individual • face-to-face • remote • required • offered • self-directed • facilitated • situated • personalised • intensive • sustained • formal • informal • certificated • incentivised. (Innovation Unit 2014, p. 14) Cameron Herold: Let’s raise kids to be entrepreneurs Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like?
Volume 33 Issue 3
Volume 34 Issue 1