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STEM2020 - Learning Saphriogestics: Teaching students the knowledge and abilities for jobs that don’t yet exist

Looking into “future-proofing” my teaching I find that nurturing careers becomes far more important than passing on knowledge.

A Physicist in the 21st Century needs to find, to weigh and to assess novel knowledge for any given (future) task. I, the teacher increasingly teach a subject about which I know nothing. The fast evolving knowledge of the future is closed to me and so I am moving from the concept of training experts for existing fields towards training the Renaissance Human, an ideal expressed by Leon Battista Alberti (1404–72), that “a person can do all things if it wants.”

STEM2020 - Jens Sutter
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University of Strathclyde