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Introductory overview: anticipating and preparing for emerging skills and Jobs—Issues, concerns, and prospects


Panth, B and Maclean, R, Introductory overview: anticipating and preparing for emerging skills and Jobs Issues, concerns, and prospects, Anticipating and Preparing for Emerging Skills and Jobs - Key Issues, Concerns, and Prospects, Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., B Panth and R Maclean (ed), Singapore, pp. 1-10. ISBN 978-981-15-7017-9 (2020) [Research Book Chapter]


Education provides the foundation for skills and lifelong learning opportunities to thrive in professional and social life. However, unlike in the past, the current generation of learners is facing unprecedented uncertainty in how they anticipate and prepare for emerging skills and jobs, due to the impact of automation and continuous technological disruptions. On the one hand, many countries are facing a "learning crisis" although they have achieved remarkable progress in improving access to education at all levels. On the other hand, skills mismatches are growing to a point where many graduates are unable to get jobs, while employers are often unable to fill vacancies due to the changing nature of skills and jobs. The current schooling systems, which was founded around 100–150 years ago to enhance the efficiency of the first and second industrial revolutions, is no longer adequate for people to thrive and prosper in the current world, which is increasingly driven by artificial intelligence, automation, and innovation.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:lifelong learning, education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education policy, sociology and philosophy
Research Field:Sociology of education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Maclean, R (Associate Professor Rupert Maclean)
ID Code:145590
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2021-07-28
Last Modified:2021-09-24

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