The Future of Learning to be "Streetsmart"

What is wrong with our Education System?

Too much emphasis on academic with memory skills doesn’t equip one with the knowledge to survive in the Global Economy, you need to teach one with the lifelong skill to “fish”, in order to put bread on the table, the ability to be “streetsmart” with the ability to read the Global markets well is lacking in most higher institutions like “survival skills”, with the objectives to be trained to find options and solutions in problem solving. Our Education System does not train you to be creative thinkers but followers, which is the reason why we are so lacking in talents because there is no motivation to excel since only academics will only churn out “followers” not “creative thinkers”. – Contributed by Oogle.  

Key Strengths and survival skills which is compulsory;

The use of the Computer
Basic Programming skills eg C#, C++, Java or HTML
A.Maths
Science, Chemistry, Biology
Basic Economics
Basic Accounting with the ability to read a balance sheet
Understanding the Stock Markets
The basics of Financial instruments
Statistics using SPSS
Datamining and audit with reporting tools
Optional ;
Real Estate
Insurance

Therefore, most important is the ability to read the markets, to be able to know everything that drives the market and avoid destructive competition(not monopoly or cartel). It would take at least a basic college education before you can prepare yourself to learn the above, to prepare for a lifelong learning planning.
There is a whole new market for education learning where software, games, online and distance learning will create great opportunities to those who create materials to train the young in the following skills;

1) Linking
The ability to link a keyword to a paragraph or an entire page, where sound and video can also be linked, together with any type of files
2) Comparing between two data/objects
You also need a basic comparing method between two similar or distanced objects.
3) The ability to layout a TimeLine where there are boxes of info for you to insert. You can leave blanks for missing info and fill in the blanks later to complete the picture. 

– Contributed by Oogle.

Author: Gilbert Tan TS

IT expert with more than 20 years experience in Apple, Andriod and Windows PC. Interests include hardware and software, Internet and multimedia. An experienced Real Estate agent, Insurance agent, and a Futures trader.

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