How to prepare your kids for the jobs of the future with the 20Time Project

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Thu 4 May 2017

12 mins

Fresh off the plane from America, Kevin Brookhouser, teacher and creator of the 20Time project, took some time out from his jam-packed schedule to chat with Shevonne about the benefits of taking a break. More specifically, dedicating just 20 minutes a day on a "free project."

The 20Time project is one already adopted by Google, 3M, and Adobe.  The premise is that taking 20 minutes a day to concentrate on a creative endeavour will inspire and engage children's minds, and prepare them for the jobs of the future.

65% of today’s students will be employed in jobs that don’t exist yet. Think about it, when we were at school jobs like "Social Media Specialist" and "Dog Snapchat Filter Designer" would not have even been dreamed of. So Kevin focuses on how we can prepare students for jobs we can’t even begin to imagine.

For those tuning in from Sydney, Kevin is the keynote speaker at the Sydney Opera House's Schools of the Future conference on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th of May.

Tickets and information is available via the Sydney Opera House website.

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