Artistry and right brain thinking is important

The skills we learnt at school won’t equip our children going forward. Logic and left brain thinking are no longer as critical but we need to be inventive and shine at ‘artistry’, ’empathy’, ‘big picture thinking’.

Today’s pace and nature of change call for a shift in the way we think about education, argued Daniel Pink, author of A Whole New Mind and The Adventures of Johnny Bunko, in a keynote speech at a recent Wharton Evolution of Learning Symposium. In a world where jobs can be sent overseas, tasks can be automated and the feverish pace of technology can render even last year’s innovation obsolete, students will have to learn how to think differently than their parents in order to survive and prosper.

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