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” is a student-led event in collaboration with Professors Without Borders, The German School and LSEIdeas and Gulf Futures Center where participants in education, tech and research examine the ways in which education needs to adapt to address the needs of Generation Z in a changing world.
The event is open to the public and will present two-panel discussions. Panel one will examine the challenges and opportunities of ‘Teaching Tech’, while Panel two will focus on the social and mental wellbeing of young adults in the digital age.
The dialogue will take a solution-oriented approach and outputs will 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” will take place on 18 May 2019 at the German School London—Douglas House, Petersham Road, Richmond TW10 7AH.
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