Qualifying for the future

Round table with: Jim Knight, Judith Bennett and Ben Williamson


If only someone would invent an educational satnav device to make the journey from school gate to workplace a little easier. Just punch in the desired career destination and follow the on-screen instructions. Until then, the plethora of courses and colleges, schemes and programmes, on offer will isorientate many learners trying to pick the right route for them. That the landscape is constantly shifting, with new job requirements forming an obstacle here and specialised qualifications rising there, makes it even harder to get one’s bearings.

It’s not about to become any simpler. Change and complexity are fundamental characteristics of the 21st century.

Round table: is a two-way conversation with pupils realistic?

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