Global – LS:N Global’s latest macrotrend deals with why and how the separation between industry and education is breaking down.
Young people don’t want to be at school any more. Why would they? They can learn as much online as they can in the classroom. Many are better versed in the trends shaping tomorrow’s world than those at the head of the class.
The idea that education ends on graduation day is also outdated. The three-stage model of education, work and retirement is simply not how many people live today. At the same time, educators are calling for pedagogy between brands and schools to help them address a widening skills gap.
Some of the key topics covered include: Brand Educators, who are spotting the skills they need and training potential future employees; Machine Managers, who are moving beyond a critical mindset towards artificial intelligence; and Body Hacking, the methods pushing humans further in the pursuit of knowledge.
Traditional educational institutions have failed to keep up with consumers and brands are now stepping in as partners in this continuing process of self-improvement. Read The Learning Economy to find out more.