Keyword: economics

Work and employment challenge ‘quick reviews’

Rob Wilson and Lynn Gambin

This paper was commissioned as part of a series of reviews for the Working and Employment Challenge of the Beyond Current Horizons project on the future of education.... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: science, technology, engineering, maths, children, innovation, economics

The boundaries between informal and formal work

Dr John Round

It is assumed that as time progresses the formal economy becomes ever more important to everyday life. Whereas in the past people often worked on a subsistence... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: work, home, economics, family, community

Learning to learn

Professor Steven Higgins

“One of the core functions of 21st century education is learning to learn in preparation for a lifetime of change”. This vision of the future of education, which David... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: knowledge, creativity, communication, economics, education, curriculum

The relationship between the constitution/construction of knowledge and identities, community

Gabrielle Ivinson

There is a great variety of contexts within society that continuously create, recreate and reproduce knowledge. The knowledge that is produced in society is enormously diverse as... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: Internet, skills, creativity, economics, knowledge, community

The growing importance of generic skills

Francis Green

Although it is generally recognised that modern economies require the use of continually greater skills, the notion of skill is often translated to mean education. Thus, a more... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: skills, economics, work, education, technology

The meaning of work

Stephen Overell

The purpose of this paper is to examine the notion of meaning as it relates to working life, with a view to extrapolating some implications for thinking about... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: economics, work, employment, education, friendship

Labour market structures and trends, the future of work and the implications for initial E&T

Ewart Keep

Does the veracity of trends matter? Are there not circumstances where the analysis is wrong, the trend a meaningless fake, but which is nevertheless a useful catalyst... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: knowledge, economics, employment, occupations, business, work, technology

Future horizons for work-life balance

Terence Hogarth and Derek Bosworth

Work-life balance can be defined from a legislative point of view drawing upon statutes and case law, and from an economic perspective where individuals make trade-offs between the... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: work, economics, employment, home, childcare, lifestyle

How will technological change affect opportunities for creating new economic activities, new sectors and new industries to the year 2025?

Professor Chris Baldry

‘Apparently there are potholes in the road to the future.’ ... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: technology, business, work, IT, economics

The consequences of global expansion for knowledge, creativity and communication: an analysis and scenario

Hugh Lauder, Phillip Brown, Ceri Brown

There are striking parallels between the stories that were told to justify economic policy over the past decade in Britain and America and the stories that have been... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: globalisation, economics, competition, knowledge economy, capitalism

The future of learning in the age of innovation

Keith Sawyer

We are entering the innovation age. The innovation age requires very different citizens from the industrial age that dominated the globe for over a century: people who... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: creativity, innovation, learning, education, school, collaboration, knowledge, economics, learning environments

Reworking the web, reworking the world: how web 2.0 is changing our society

Justin Reich

Web 2.0 refers to a suite of technologies that have dramatically lowered the interaction costs of two-way communication over the World Wide Web, which has democratized the production... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: Internet, identity, politics, economics, education, democracy, society, community, citizenship, communication, networks

Re-imagining the future: young people’s construction of identities through digital storytelling

Kyoko Murakami

This review paper explores a relationship between young people’s identity construction and digital storytelling in the learning environment, especially those who are disaffected and at risk of being... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: young people, disaffection, identity, storytelling, knowledge, economics, teaching, engagement

The millennial generation: generation y and the opportunities for a globalised, networked educational system

Elisabeth Kelan, Michael Lehnert

The paper explores the changing educational needs and expectations of Generation Y, people born roughly between 1977 and 2000. The first part of the paper reviews existing research... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: work, education, generations, economics, society, technology, social change, personal development

The R&D, knowledge, innovation triangle: education and economic performance

Derek Bosworth

While the Lisbon Strategy states that the EU should “… become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: population, knowledge, innovation, society, education, economics, technology