"In the past you could assume, as a teacher, you would teach someone for their lifetime what you learn is school is going to last for many, many years. Today that's no longer the case. Today we need to educate people for jobs that have not been created, to use technologies that haven't been invented, to solve social and economic problems that we don't have any idea are going to arise. This is the fundamental challenge for education. And that requires a very different caliber of teachers. Teachers who are not just reproducing educating the reproduction of subject matter content but to help young people to extrapolate from what they know, to use and apply their knowledge in novel situations. In a nutshell, the world economy no longer pays you for what you know. Google knows everything. "
Andreas Schleicher is Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. In this interview he discusses how education can help students meet the challenges of today.
-- Read FIVE THINGS I'VE LEARNED - Andreas Schleicher
-- Watch Andreas' TED talk "Use data to build better schools"