Focus is turning to the four Cs

COMPUTER AGE: Collaboration and communication are important elements in today's education. PIcture: Shutterstock
COMPUTER AGE: Collaboration and communication are important elements in today's education. PIcture: Shutterstock

A great school prepares young people for a promising life after school. But how can we prepare kids for a coming world where almost half of the jobs will be displaced by technology?

Many schools across Australia are focusing on the four Cs: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical thinking, qualities considered essential for those joining the workforce of tomorrow.

The approach is to prepare students for a new global society. The core content subjects - maths, literacy, social studies, the arts - are still taught, but are enhanced by considering the 4Cs.

These are different from the rote learning skills taught in the past.

After all, do you really need to remember the name of Australia's 12th prime minister when you can simply Google it instantaneously?

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