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TRANSCRIPT: Skills Every Child Will Need to Succeed in 21st century – Dr. Laura A. Jana

Here is the full transcript and summary of Dr. Laura A. Jana’s TEDx Talk titled “Skills Every Child Will Need To Succeed In 21st Century” at TEDxChandigarh conference. Is the current education system sufficient to make kids succeed in 21st century?

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Dr. Laura A. Jana – Pediatrician, Educator, Health Communicator

Around the world, everyone from governments and business leaders and economists to parents, teachers, and pediatricians are all asking the same question: What skills will our children need to succeed?

Now, you may think you know the answer to the question, but consider this. It has been estimated that two-thirds of children today will work in jobs that don’t currently exist. Now, what skills do you want them to have?

In 2016, the World Economic Forum released a list that every parent and, quite honestly, anyone who cares about our children’s future needs. It’s a list of the 21st-century skills most valued in today’s complex, globalized, and rapidly changing world. A third of these skills are the traditional hard skills—the reading, writing, and arithmetic that I call IQ skills.

More notable, however, are the other skills: social and creative skills like creativity, curiosity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking, along with grit, leadership, and adaptability.

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