The future has been transformed by the digital revolution that has overtaken the workplace and the personal space these last ten years. This ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ is disrupting systems of management, technology and production, governance, communications and of course learning. It has benefitted many, improving efficiency and productivity, but has equally contributed to growing inequality, fuelling discontent across the demographic divide.
It is more important than ever to equip Generation Z with the tools they need to adapt to the digital age. Yet schools and universities in the ‘West’ remain chronically unaware of the transformation currently taking place and their responsibility in preparing ‘Gen Z’ for the changing social and professional space.
“Teaching Tech to Gen Z” was PROWIBO’s first student-led event in collaboration with The German School and LSEIdeas and Gulf Futures Center where participants in education, tech and research examined the ways in which education needs to adapt to address the needs of Generation Z in a changing world.
The event was to the public and presented two-panel discussions. Panel one examined the challenges and opportunities of ‘Teaching Tech’, while Panel two focused on the social and mental wellbeing of young adults in the digital age.
The dialogue took a solution-oriented approach and outputs include a written report published on ThinkTank Without Borders; and a teaching manual written by students and panellists participating in this event.
“Teaching Tech to Gen Z” took place on 18 May 2019 at the German School London.
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