Lifelong learning: reforming education for an age of technological and demographic change

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Author: Nevin, Seamus


In this report, the author highlights the demographic and technological changes that are transforming the world of work, changes that inevitably raise concerns about the impact of this impending revolution on the number of jobs and the future of society. However, the author argues that the ageing workforce and the so-called 'rise of the robots' do not need to presage the apocalypse that so many are predicting. Instead, as the fourth industrial revolution continues to radically alter the world of work, reforming education and training will be of vital importance to enable people to re...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Technology; Demographics; Employment; Lifelong learning; Skills and knowledge; Policy

Keywords: Technological change; Employability; Employment opportunity; Skill needs; Skill upgrading; Ageing workforce; Ageing population; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Institute of Directors, 2016

Physical description: 27 p.

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Series: IoD policy report; March 2016

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 124.388

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