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The digital revolution: the impact of the fourth industrial revolution on employment and education

In this paper, the author proposes that up to now technical revolutions have created more jobs than they destroy but that the digital revolution (the fourth industrial revolution) will not follow this pattern. In 2015, the Bank of England estimated that up to 15 million jobs in Britain are at risk. However, schools and universities have not adapted to the education and training needs of the new work order. The author argues that education focuses on active learning, technical entrepreneurial skills, and personal and collaborative skills for living and working harmoniously with others. ... Show more

Authors: Baker of Dorking, Kenneth Baker, Baron

Published: London, England, Edge Foundation, 2016

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Physical description: 26 p.

Access item: http://www.edge.co.uk/media/193777/digital_revolution_web_version.pdf

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