Maybe coding skills aren’t what your kids will need in the future

An education is supposed to prepare you for the future. Traditionally, that meant learning certain facts and skills, like when Columbus discovered America or how to do multiplication and long division. Today, curriculums have shifted to focus on a more global and digital world, like cultural history, basic computer skills, and writing code.


Yet the challenges that our kids will face will be much different from those we faced growing up and many of the things a typical student learns in school today will no longer be relevant by the time he or she graduates college. In fact, a study at the University of Oxford found that 47 percent of today’s jobs will be eliminated over the next 20 years.

Source: These Are the Skills That Your Kids Will Need for the Future (Hint: It’s Not Coding) |

Such a click-bait title, especially when right in the header INC writes:

The jobs of the future will involve humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines, and value will shift from cognitive to social skills.

Isn’t “to design work for machines” coding?

Similar Posts