How Then Should You Be Educated?

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) tends to adopt what economists term as the human capital model of education.

In short, students are treated as resources that can contribute to growth of the economy. The educational system is somewhat designed to help them improve their position and strengths for gainful employment and employability.

While students should be developed to become an important part of the workplace and economy, they should also be developed to become more just a resource.

The main purpose of education is not just to help them contribute to the economy but to also become a moral, wise, responsible and useful person.

A person who can contribute to strengthening workplaces, communities, and economy.

Address social injustice, achieve progress for society, and live a meaningful, productive and fulfilling life.

To do so, they need to undergo a holistic, balanced and skills-based programme.

In this regard, PISA does not fully measure all the critical factors that contribute to an effective educational system.

It does not measure many of the important qualities and skills that may be required by future employers and be in demand in the brave new world.

PISA recognized the shortfall of its tests and
therefore, it’ll be broadening the areas to be measured and the resulting scores will be part of the overall results.
PISA plans to measure ethical thinking, creativity, social and emotional skills, entrepreneurship, and inter-cultural intelligence.

Besides these areas to be measured, PISA should also assess students’ moral, civic, physical, and artistic values and developments, and their mastery of other 21st century skills.
21st century skills are skills for higher-order thinking to help students understand, control, improve and master their cognitive processes.
These skills can also be cross-fertilized and be built upon to help students develop other skills to support them in pursuing different pathways of excellence.

In addition, these are skills that may not be easily executed by current automation technology. They can also help students create, manage and respond to technological advancement.
21st century skills include metacognitive and fluid intelligence skills, leadership and persuasion skills, self-directed learning skills, high-touch and aesthetic skills, interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, financial literacy skills, and giving back skills.

They include moral, character, physical, and artistic developments. These values are not easily quantifiable or measurable.

PISA does not currently measure any of the above skills and these skills can make a major difference to helping students live a purposeful and fulfilling life.

For example, self-directed skills can help students develop joy for learning and passion for learning how to learn. As a result, it can motivate them to pursue lifelong learning.

The path of excellence in the disruptive future is not algorithmic (following a set pattern) but heuristic (breaking away from a set pattern) to achieve radical breakthroughs.
To do so, students need to develop knowledge and skills that may not be adequately covered in current educational curriculum.

Continuous learning – and not just formal education – is the only platform to help them change, improve and achieve better results.

http://m.todayonline.com/singapore/spore-teens-top-second-global-test-maths-science-reading

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About Patrick Liew
About Patrick Liew Patrick Liew MBA, MSc, BSc is the Managing Partner of Global Enterprise Exchange Pte. Ltd.. He is also the founder and director of Success Resources, arguably the world’s largest personal development seminar organiser and a major shareholder of a company, which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. He was previously the Executive Chairman and CEO of HSR Global Ltd., a publicly listed company on SGX-ST. Previously, he was the regional director of the Gartner Group, providing strategic advisory and planning services to governments, banks and MNCs. He was also the regional head of sales and marketing operation for Dow Jones Telerate. Patrick graduated with a BSc in Estate Management from Heriot Watt University, an MSc with emphasis in global business and marketing from The City University Of New York, and an MBA from Henley Business School / Brunel University. He has also earned more than nine other professional qualifications. Patrick is arguably the first person to develop a multimedia e-learning programme on entrepreneurship. He authored a Chinese book on business systems and was also the co-author of a Times Bookshop best-selling book. Patrick has conducted both ‘brick and mortar’ and online lessons for participants from more than 60 countries. He has also conducted keynote presentations in many international conferences, including being the first Singaporean to teach at the National Association of Realtors. Through his team at Success Resources, Patrick has organised educational conferences for prominent leaders such as President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Michael Porter, Richard Branson, Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump, and many other prominent leaders. Patrick provides leadership and advisory services to many professional and charity organisations. He is actively involved in supporting humanitarian, philanthropic and charity causes. He has organised three fund-raising events and in the process, help to set three national records in the Singapore Books Of Records. Patrick won the Entrepreneur Of the Year Award For Social Contribution, the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award, and six other business awards. Patrick believes the best way to live your life is to live your life for others. The more you reach out to bless other lives, the richer and better your life will become. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Personal Note to my Friends The articles that I post online; or what I term as Love Notes, are written with the purpose of inspiring readers to live at a higher plane in life. They are also meant to motivate those who are struggling in life and help them find handlers to overcome their conflicts and challenges. It is my ardent hope that we will form networks and alliances of like-minded people who will put to right many of the wrongs in our midst. Together, we will leverage on each other's resources and create a synergistic impact in making our world a better home. These articles are written as part of regular reflection about the vicissitudes of life. They are at best work in progress and at worst, grumblings, grouses, and gripings of a finite old man. I have deliberately decided NOT to delete many of the articles and pointers that I may not agree with or are outrightly wrong. This is to keep a record of how my personal ideas, beliefs, and values have evolved over time. In addition, I hope to encourage readers by letting them know that I also make mistakes and am struggling with many of the complexity and complication in life. As long as we hang on to hope and work on finding a solution, there will be light at the end of whatever tunnel we are in. I do not pretend to know everything or for that matter, anything of substance. In fact, the more I study, learn, and think about the vast wisdom and knowledge out there, the more I realised how little I know about life and the ways of life. Hence, I have always ended my article by asking readers to continue to teach me. For I, too, am a sojourner in the exploration of truth and the adventure of finding meaning, purpose, and significance for my existence. I am proud of and make no apology for being a Christian, albeit not the most exemplary one. I believe our Creator can lead and guide us to be the best that we can ever be. I bear full responsibility for the shortcoming and error in my life, including my words. The fault is entirely mine and not due to anyone else. Readers have and can exercise the power of choice. They can discard what will not work for them and adopt those that can propel them further and faster in the pursuit of better performance, outcomes, and fulfillment. If I have disappointed or hurt you in any way, form, or manner, I would like to apologise to you. Please do not hold them against me or whoever or whatever is related to me. There are much to pray about, learn, and do. And I'll work on them with a sense of urgency. I hold on to the belief that 'Anything worth doing is worth doing with passion and excellence'. I'll endeavour to live by it. Life is short. There's no dress rehearsal and neither can we turn back the clock to change the drama of life. Therefore, by the grace and power of our Creator, let's live a full life and live it to the fullest. May God bless you abundantly on the journey of life. Your online servant, Patrick Liew I hope this message will find a place in your heart. By the way, I have also recorded other reflections. Please 'Like' me on https://m.facebook.com/patrickliewsg Visit my Inspiration blog at https://liewinspiration.wordpress.com/ For my opinions on social affairs, please visit my Transformation blog at http://hsrpatrickliew.wordpress.com/ Please visit my website, http://www.patrickliew.net Please read my reflection and continue to teach me. Life is FUNtastic!

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