- V Yonkers
- Education, the knowledge society, the global market all connected through technology and cross-cultural communication skills are I am all about. I hope through this blog to both guide others and travel myself across disciplines, borders, theories, languages, and cultures in order to create connections to knowledge around the world. I teach at the University level in the areas of Business, Language, Communication, and Technology.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Our Future Workers
There was an interesting article in the Financial Times Digital Business special section. The British Government has outlined the learning goals for children in the Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage. These include showing an interest in ICT at 22-36 months (2-3 years old) and operating ICT equipment at 40-60 months (4-5 year olds). As pointed out in the article, we are finding an increasing need for imagination and developing a creativity for the use of IT and development of social skills that technology helps to augment. If we are taking away "play" in these critical years, will we now need to include creativity, imagination, and social interaction as key skills needed to be developed for work literacy?