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21st Century Careers Village

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Most teachers are not aware of the biggest, fastest, industrial revolution that is happening outside of the school gates.

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As the rate of change continues to accelerate it is essential that schools work with industry, government and community to create a holistic environment that connects students with pathways to the future.

Sugata Mitra and Charles Leadbeater can be looked to for examples.

There are a number of initiatives happening outside school which can be tapped into:

  • WA has more Coderdojos than any other State.
  • The Education-Lab initiative at St Catherine’s is providing free science exploration to school students.
  • HackerPals is teaching kids to code and play with robotics.Robot
  • Educating Futures initiative delivered to Year 11 by me at In Focus Careers with enkel is empowering kids to become changemakers.
  • Universities are starting to teach school students and allow Year 10s to do bachelor degree units.

Preparing students to become 21st Century citizens requires tri sector collaboration.

The old saying that It takes a village to raise a child is more appropriate than ever in the 21st Century. There is no quick fix to dealing with the revolution that is manifesting.

I am convinced WA is small enough, parochial enough and connected enough to create a 21st Century State of Innovation that prepares our students to become Future Ready Citizens.

Working together is the best way to prepare our students for the future.

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Author: Bev Johnson

A fantastic careers teacher may have changed my life. I've spent my career going from job to job. After washing cars and working in bars I went into marketing. I then became an English teacher. Teaching has been the foundation for a lot of my career. I went into TAFE where I designed participation programs, then into HR, then developed training programs for industry.  I taught e-commerce and developed systems to make it easier for organisations to work together. I kept going for scholarships and going back to uni along the way. At one time I became a world expert on collaboration frameworks, and discovered it was tricky having a conversation about THAT with anyone I knew!! I now focus on delivering information that helps careers teachers to be fantastic. You can tap into my expertise by subscribing to my newsletter. Contact me at or M: 0434056412

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