Young people are indeed our future, we are in their hands. Doesn't it therefore make sense that we empower them to be capable of making the decisions needed for a safe future? This is the 21st century, but why are children taught using curricula devised in the 19th century?
One of the broadly agreed failings of education is that it does little to awaken, develop and foster the powers of analytical thinking and creativity, skills that are desperately needed to deal with the uncertainty we are experiencing.
Learning to be Analytical and Creative are two of the nine life-skills our young people require to achieve their true potential.
We Can't Simply Expect that our Young People will be our Saviors
The nine Life-Skills in the schema below are applicable for people of all ages. You can't be too young nor too old to focus on developing these skills.
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