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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

Hi, I'm Bev Johnson I started my career as an English teacher in Western Australia and quickly added a pastoral care role to support kids and help them to find their purpose. My career lead through education to the TAFE sector, into business development, through ICT systems development and human resource management. My purpose was always to have fun while learning new things and making the world a better place. I am now having a great time unearthing new ways to help young people to make the giant leap from school into their future. You can tap into my information and advice by subscribing to my newsletter, getting me to speak to your group and reading my blog. Contact me at or M: 0434056412

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