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ERIC Number: EJ1095413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Eight Skills in Future Work
Weng, Wenting
Education, v135 n4 p419-422 Sum 2015
This article elaborates eight skills in future work which are based on three main changes and are available to different domains of professions. The first change is an increasing technological world for the future. Technology becomes a part of human being's life and affects people's daily life. Mastering relevant competences is necessary to boost competitiveness. The first two skills in technological era are computational thinking and new-media literacy (Davies, Fidler, & Gorbis, 2011). Computational thinking and new-media literacy assist in both working effectively and building social network. In the domain of addressing function of brain, skill in relation with cognitive function is strongly emphasize. Sense-making skill can influence people to learn new knowledge, acquire information from phenomena, and make better choices. Sense-making is also working on many realms, such as business (Ancona, 2012). There are three intelligences (social intelligence, emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence) which influence a person's career. In this article it mentions the definitions of the intelligences and the interrelationship among them. In addition, design usually impresses people by its visual effects and creative ideas. Design mindset skill has great power to help people solve problems more creatively and efficiently (Tempore, 2013). Another similar skill is novel and adaptive thinking, which seeks more innovative thoughts and solutions. Managing cognitive load skill is also important for modern people who continually receive a mass of information. Cognitive load can negatively lead to distract person's attention. Fortunately, cognitive load can be controlled by some ways (Bannert, 2002). Moreover, our society becomes diverse. Different race, different ethnic groups, and difference cultures together build and affect our society. Cross-cultural competence is the basic skill for people to live better in the complex and global environment, including the sociability, intake of different ideas and understanding of the spirits from different cultures. All these eight skills are cruxes to help you succeed in the future work.
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Language: English
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