AIM

Jobs of the Future explores the impact of disruptive technologies on the workforce, and its implications on preparing for the future workforce.

Recommended Lesson Duration

2x 45 Minute Lessons

 
Introduction

The future conjures many images – some good, some not so good. A larger global population, robots serving our drinks, climate change, mobile phones embedded beneath our skin, incredible advances in medical science. One of the biggest challenges facing students will be a vastly changed workforce. This module will introduce students to the possibilities they must prepare for.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should:

  • Understand how disruptive technologies impact on the world and will change the way we think, work and live
  • Be aware of the types of jobs that will be created and destroyed by technology
  • Recognise the challenges faced by future workers in an increasingly digitalised, 24/7 workforce
  • Be conscious of the possibility of a working lifetime of several careers and multiple jobs
  • Prepare for the future workforce by up-skilling in areas of technology and STEM
  • Remain informed of the areas of demand from industry (digital skills, critical thinking, creativity), and explore all future possibilities
  • Understand the challenges and benefits of a globalised workforce
  • Stay flexible
Student Activities

FUTURE JOB POSSIBILITIES

JOBS OF THE FUTURE GENERAL CAPABILITIES TABLE

Classroom Workshops

WHAT WILL THE WORLD LOOK LIKE IN 2045? (Small group work, discussion)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (Discussion)

PROGRAMMING A ROBOT (Materials required, small group work)

Work Skills Contents