Podcast: Employment seminar series

Future Skills and Educational Ecosystems for Societal Transformation: How to thrive in a complex world

What are the new and emerging skills? Do current training and education models stand a chance? What has to change? These were among the questions discussed during the Employment Policy Department seminar with Dr. Pavel Luksha, the founder of Global Education Futures, held on 7 December, 2018.

Audio | 07 December 2018

Dr. Pavel Luksha, the founder of Global Education Futures and Professor of Practice at the Moscow School of Management Skolkovo, discusses key ideas stemming from research undertaken by Global Education Futures. Main topics covered included: new emerging skill needs driven by technological and societal transformation, and the growing gap between these skills and the existing education and training models, and; key features of the new ecosystem education models that emerge to complement or replace the existing model of education, in order to close the skills gap and allow for upskilling. The discussion also focused attention on new policy principles conducive to the ecosystem model of education.

The seminar was chaired by Sangheon Lee, Director, Employment Policy Department; the discussants were Olga Strietska-Ilina (SKILLS) and Oliver Liang (SECTOR).