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


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Author: Baker of Dorking, Kenneth Baker, Baron


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

Subjects: Technology; Skills and knowledge; Employment; Teaching and learning; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Technological change; Skill needs; Education and training needs; Workplace change; Job requirements; Institutional role; Schooling

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Edge Foundation, 2016

Physical description: 26 p.

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Statement of responsibility: Kenneth Baker

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 125.264

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