No self-esteem, no self-responsibility
Our society is suffering from a lack of self-responsibility; a disease created by decades of Governmental self-interest, amongst other things. Educations’ black hole in the 4th Industrial Revolution is the skills gap; Artificial Intelligence can optimise but not create meaning that creative jobs are the only ones that are safe.
There is a National crisis we need to dramatically change the culture in education. Government and Local Authorities are under enormous pressures to support disadvantaged families in our society. Since 2010 the services to support these families have diminished and in some cases disappeared completely, creating communities and a society at risk, particularly in areas of deprivation.
No social mobility
A recent State of the Nation report showed inequality in the UK is ‘entrenched’ and social mobility ‘virtually stagnant’ since 2014 with the Social Mobility Commission calling for urgent action. A day before this The Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee stated in another report, children’s services are at ‘breaking point’.
It doesn’t matter how many £billions you throw at a multiplicity of ad hock initiatives, they won’t work because the system is already broken. How many sticking plasters do we need to ensure children are safe and can raise or reach their potential in a broken society?
No trust in Government
The Education Committee monitors the policy, administration and spending of the Department for Education. It is an investigative Committee rather than a legislative Committee: it sets its own programme and chooses subjects for inquiries. The Education Committee announced a Select Committee Inquiry on 1st May 2018 into the 4th Industrial Revolution.
As we understand it there is no date set for a report, the Government is obliged to respond to the Committee’s recommendations. This generally takes place within two months, however, it is not obliged to act upon those recommendations. What is the point of this process and how long is it going to take for the Department for Education to actually take action and for children to benefit?
In addition, the disaster of Brexit, which froze the Government, wasted 3 years and cost £billions at a crucial time for our country. It also raised the question, can politicians and the Government be trusted to control our lives? And how long now is it before we have a fully functional Government, we just can’t afford to lose any more time due to inaction.
The world of work is transforming
“In the world of business, rapid change is happening as businesses seek to keep up with a fast-changing, uncertain and volatile world. Innovative business leaders are seeking to tap into the individual and collective talents and wisdom of their people, by flattening hierarchies, improving horizontal communication, and adopting responsive, collaborative approaches such as Agile and Lean. These invite people to show up at work, bringing more of themselves (authenticity and integrity) for the benefit of the organisation, themselves and society as a whole.” Patrick Andrews, Reinventing Organisations
Kai-Fu Lee in a great TED Talk “How AI can save our humanity” said AI is massively transforming our world. These are the main facts relevant to our work:
- Artificial Intelligence and humankind can coexist and the importance of our values, work ethic, compassion and love.
- Only the creative jobs are safe because AI can optimise but not create. What is more serious than the loss of jobs is the loss of meaning. Because the work ethic in the Industrial Age has brainwashed us into thinking that work is the reason we exist, that work defined the meaning of our lives.
- We need to recruit and train 10 times more teachers and start a dramatic change in teacher training.
- And Lee finished with “AI is serendipity – it is here to liberate us from routine jobs, and it is here to remind us what it is that makes us human. So let us choose to embrace AI and to love one another.”
The British Chambers of Commerce reported 69% of businesses believe that secondary schools are not effective at preparing young people for work, according to a major UK-wide survey of over 3,500 business and education leaders. That was in 2015, I bet educations’ black hole is even bigger now. The world of work is going to be completely different in the next 10 to 15 years.
I wonder how many Career Advisers, schools, colleges, Multi Agency Trusts, Local Authorities and the Department for Education, are familiar with the latest developments in the world of business and the impact they will have on their organisations and the children they serve?
The 4th Industrial Revolution needs new skills. Life skills are vital for the future and recent research from Sutton Trust shows 88% of young people, 94% of employers, and 97% of teachers say life skills are as or more important as academic qualifications.
Educations’ Black Hole
From our perspective we need to look closely at our education system, not fit for purpose for these disadvantaged families already. Recently there was a nod to the need for personal development by Ofsted “the provision made to promote learners’ wider personal development, character and resilience”. That is by no means going to cut it for children from these families. They need a root and branch transformation to make personal development and self-realisation the foundation of the National Curriculum.
Our particular concern is the children from disadvantaged families who are likely to be most at risk in the 4th Industrial Revolution where repetitive jobs will be taken over by AI and machine learning. They won’t be empowered with self-awareness, confidence or be equipped with a growth mindset, resilience, life skills and feel comfortable in their own skin. Nor have the ability to access higher order thinking skills, enabling them to analyse, synthesise, problem-solve and evaluate information instead of simply recalling facts.
A way forward
We believe children are our best teachers but we have to be empowered to deeply listen to them. We all have what we need inside, it just needs to be ignited. Today’s children have innate gifts and wisdom beyond our imagination; we’ve seen and parents have reported an incredible range of attributes, for example they:
- Are aware of the energetic vibration being emitted by other people and how it affects us, as well as how our energy affects others.
- Sense when others are not being truthful.
- Are strongly empathic.
- Are becoming environmentally more conscious.
- Are adopting a vegetarian or a vegan, raw diet with an inability to handle processed foods and animal products.
- Have increased psychic abilities.
- Are becoming more accepting of all beliefs, preferences, and appearance.
- Have increased telepathic ability.
- Have wisdom beyond their years
- Are happier, more loving and calm.
We mustn’t lose any more time in making radical changes. We offer a suite of personal development, experiential and evidence-based programmes that deliver an integrated and cohesive approach to:
- Empower pupils with resilience, social and emotional well-being and to take responsibility for themselves.
- Improve teachers work life balance and their personal and emotional well-being.
- Inspire parents to achieve, take responsibility, feel better about themselves and become empowering role models.
- Create an empowering coaching culture where all teachers, parents and pupils are working in harmony throughout the school and community.
Our Unique Selling Point is a concept called the ‘energetic connection’, it’s similar to gut feeling and intuition but with more potential for a deeper connection. Evidenced in a 2-year project evaluated by Canterbury Christ Church University.
Our Learning Framework shows the neurobiological potential connections, each participant intuitively takes what they need. They realise they are in control of their thoughts, feelings and emotions – they are enough and feel inspired to change their life!
How can we help your school?
Drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s explore how you can transform the culture of your school and community to maximise the potential of a fast changing world.