Things that we have now are only a dream in the past.The Chronicle of Higher Education says that students are at risk of being ill-prepared for the creative forces that will define the global economy in the future. The education system cannot deal with these changes quickly enough.
According to Ayah Bdeir, founder of littleBits, many kids are tech-savvy when it comes to using devices, but they don't necessarily think of themselves as creators.Confidence that they can be a creator and not just a consumer can be the key to preparing them for jobs that don't exist yet.
littleBits is an award-winning platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks of modular electronics that enables you to invent anything.The bits snap together with small magnets for prototyping and learning.
Help them how to develop adaptive skills. A new world means new challenges.Popular Science says we can't just prepare students for certain types of careers-we have to enable them to adapt to whatever new careers emerge.Create an "invention-based learning".Kids love to create and learn new things by themselves.Make the learning both exciting and educational.
Along the way, they learn collaboration and teamwork while learning the scientific principles underneath like mechanics and robotics, and physics.They will learn that if you fail,then you try again.Not only are they learning how to prepare for the future but they learn valuable lessons in life too.
Help them realize how their inventions can help make a positive change in the world. Instead of focusing on jobs and careers, focus challenges they want to solve.
Help build their self-confidence.Let your child explore what he wants and what he loves to do. It is important for your kid to develop self-confidence, including their values and personalities. This will help them build the foundation they need for the future.
Many startup companies also created learning tools for kids like the MEL Science chemistry set, Blue Moon Box, Makey Makey kits, mBot and Innovati Bipedinno, and VEX and Engino kits.
In relation to preparing your kids for the future,did you know that an insecure childhood greatly affects a career?Read the full article at Jobs & Hire.