This should give my students something to think about:
So. What does it all mean? Well, for those currently studying in Higher Education it means things like these:
- The idea that your education will be finished when you leave University is patently daft. You will need to train and retrain yourself many times during your working life.
- You will almost undoubtedly changes jobs many times. You may also change careers more than once. The only constant will be change.
- Consequently, the most important skills you need to master are a) the ability to bootstrap yourself whenever necessary, and b) the ability to critically evaluate new information. The principle function of a university degree is to teach you how to do these two things. You need to learn how to learn.
End of lecture.
[Thanks to the G-Man for the video link.]