Fourth Industrial Revolution

Podcast: Education for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Pencils and pencil shavings are seen on a desk at Watlington Primary School in Watlington, southern England December 14, 2011. On Thursday the Department of Education will publish primary school league tables.     REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION) - LM1E7CE14WN01

Is knowledge redundant in an age of constant internet access? Image: REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen
Knowledge Lead, Science and Technology Studies, World Economic Forum Geneva
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Fourth Industrial Revolution

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This is episode 4 in a 10-part podcast series that will introduce listeners to the thinkers, entrepreneurs, and innovators who are already spotting the risks ahead, and seeking to guide humanity towards the land of ease and plenty that some believe is now within reach.

Episode 4 - Education for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
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New episodes will be published every Tuesday from January 23, 2018 through March 6 on iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud.

How do you educate children for a future whose main characteristic is ambiguous change? How will new technologies impact what we need to learn, as well as how we do it?

The First Industrial Revolution saw a proliferation of new educational models as society evolved its accommodation with new technologies and the new economy they produced. It is reasonable to expect something similar this time around, with a whole generation of reformers and ed tech entrepreneurs already experimenting with new learning tools and new educational priorities. Is knowledge redundant in an age of constant internet access?

Can AI create personal tutors for all? Can entrepreneurialism and independence join maths and science as curriculum fundamentals?

In episode four of ‘Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ we meet Ted Dintersmith, the former venture capitalist turned education philanthropist and activist; Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology and winner of the TED prize; Pasi Sahlberg, Finnish education guru and author; Brittany Bir, the CEO of programming school 42 Silicon Valley; Sylvain Kalache, co-founder of Holberton School of Software Engineering; Farb Nivi, founder of Grockit and Learnist; and deep learning expert, Jeremy Howard.

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