The Ingenarium Blog

Mastering the Tools of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Going to a job to get a college degree.

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution shifts the focus from traditional job roles to continuously evolving skillsets, the transformation of traditional education pathways is accelerating. Organisations including IBM, Apple, Google, Ernst & Young, Hilton and Bank of America no longer require...

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Why we need to ensure our kids think (and live) outside the box.

There is a whole world outside the narrow box of traditional school tests.Photograph: © Leklek73 | Dreamstime.com Today's students live in a high-stakes testing culture. They are under internal, peer, parental and societal pressure to constantly perform through a never-ending series of...

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Life is a journey - so get your entrepreneur on!

While discussing entrepreneurial training for students at a recent start-up event, someone commented that not everyone can be an entrepreneur. My inner consultant countered with “well it depends on what you mean by entrepreneur”. The current popular image of an entrepreneur may be the...

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Are secondary school students on a "Race to Nowhere"?

Are traditional approaches to education really preparing students for the future? Photograph: Yassay Bad physical and mental outcomes, burned-out students and teachers, and young adults arriving at university and work unprepared and uninspired. That is the assessment of concerned mum, Vicki...

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Can billionaires alone educate the world (and do we need them to)?

Children going to school in Myanmar. Photograph: Eva Serna A global tax of 1.5% on the wealth of the world’s billionaires could pay for every child to go to school. This calculation was highlighted in the Oxfam report “Reward Work, Not Wealth” released last year. Leaving aside the merits or...

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Will a university degree remain a ticket to success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Is a college degree the best way to prepare for work in the digital economy? Photograph: Aaron Murphy While universities have traditionally viewed their mission as expanding knowledge, developing powerful minds and transmitting culture, most students and parents would probably agree that...

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Innovative Problem Solving with Different Mindsets

A simple example of how relying on just our own mindset, knowledge and experience can keep us from finding a better solution. Mindsets are powerful and can cloud our thinking regarding new or more optimal solutions. As individuals, it's essential to develop a habit of challenging our own...

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Kids Taking Real Action on Climate Change

On March 15th students around the world will be marching for action on climate change. https://www.facebook.com/worldeconomicforum/videos/2291276581197024/ This represents a tremendous opportunity to drive powerful learning experiences for students to not only make a real impact in their...

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Project-based learning at Dos Pueblos Secondary

A great example of what schools can be doing to prepare kids for the digital future where creativity, problem solving, collaboration and entrepreneurial approaches will be at a premium. Project-based learning integrated into the regular school day is transformative for those who participate. It...

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