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Functional literacy

March 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

We live in volatile and uncertain times and technology is powering change in the way we operate. So what’s the one thing we need our children to be comfortable with? Change.

In this week’s podcast John talks about ‘functional literacy’ – the ability of our children to feel comfortable with our ever changing society.

This will require our children to develop the skill to manage their own learning. To do this they will require four skills:

  • Thinking
  • Communicating
  • Collaborating
  • Decision making

Ask an employer the type of skills they require from their employees and they will include at least one of these skills. So what stops us developing these skills in our young?

Listen to the podcast:

listen to ‘Functional literacy – what is it and why do our children need it?’ on Audioboo


Related reading:

  • Educating people for change

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