The 60-Year Curriculum: New Models for Lifelong Learning in the Digital Economy

10/06/2020 - 12:00pm

Grade levels: All Grade Levels, Professional Development

Content areas: Professional Development

District/Organization: edWeb

In this edWebinar, Chris Dede and John Richards explore new models and strategies for lifelong learning in an era of profound economic disruption and invention. The presentation is based on their recently published book, The 60-Year Curriculum: New Models for Lifelong Learning in the Digital Economy, a compilation of the work of continuing educators and higher education institutions leading the way to better models for lifelong learning.

Over the next half-century, globalization, regional threats to sustainability, climate change, and technologies such as artificial intelligence and data mining will transform our education and workforce sectors. Higher education and adult training must shift to offer every student life-wide opportunities for the continuous upskilling they will need to achieve decades of worthwhile employability. Universities can increase learners’ trajectories across multiple careers from mid-adolescence to retirement spanning computer science, inclusive design, critical thinking, civics, and more.

This edWebinar will be of interest to all stakeholders in education, workforce development, curriculum and instructional design, lifelong learning, higher education, and continuing education. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.