The 4th Skills Gap
The Complete Text (& Video Series)
This section currently exists in giant mind map form and I'll be converting it into a combination of text and video over the coming months. Then I will be adding to it and editing this over time.
I'm actively working on this right now…here's a preview
- The skills gap is permanent...and that’s not only a good thing, but it is the inevitable result of progress (and not the failing of our educational system).
- Lifelong learning is no longer optional…yet most are stuck in old ‘school’ paradigms that don’t work (and can't work) in adulthood.
- Learning as an adult is fundamentally different from learning as a child…and only through the complete fully understanding of the following five distinctions will we solve the skills gap.
- Our formerly abundant resources to invest in learning become much more scarce as adults…and this must inform our choices in how we invest.
- Access to learning opportunities shifts dramatically when we reach adulthood…but digitization is going to change everything (finally).
- Learning skills, while never more in demand or valued than they are today, are lacking in most adults…but this is fixable on a grand scale.
- Knowing what to learn next is a conspicuously underdeveloped skill in nearly everyone…but only because 'school' has always made these decisions for us.
- Our motivations for learning must completely change as adults…the immediate, extrinsic rewards most people seek just don't exist.