As we continue to advance the Career & Technical Education Initiative, the equal importance of inner and outer skills development is clear. Knowledge keeps changing. The ability to learn; adapt; influence across networks; initiate; communicate; access, analyze and apply information are all essential success skills.
The challenge–how to model and teach these in systems designed for past circumstances. Many have seen the video Jobs In the New Economy. It awakened a lot of folks to the importance of career & technical education. Tony Wagner takes it a lot further. He doesn’t stop with career he adds self- knowledge and citizenship. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54gzmxlPbsA This video is compelling and inspiring.
Wagner speaks from experience and employers and educators concur.
Short bio: TONY WAGNER currently serves as an Expert In Residence at Harvard University’s new Innovation Lab. He was the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, and the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He spent twelve years as a high school teacher, K-8 principal, university professor in teacher education, and was founding executive director of Educators for Social Responsibility.