Imagination is Critical to Successful Future

I posted about this over on the Team Challenges Facebook page (there's lots of interaction happening over there - join us!) but realized that it would be interesting for the readers of this blog, too.

What will the future look like? It's likely that given a peek into life twenty years from now, we wouldn't recognize much of the technological changes. So how do we prepare young people for the future? According to this article in Good, we need to encourage imagination.
How can schools set the next generation up for success when we don't have a clear picture of what the jobs of the future will be? The growing consensus is that we need to shift schools toward to fostering creativity and conceptual thinking abilities...
Rote memorization and solving problems with a single correct answer is not the solution. Our students need the opportunity to develop their creative problem solving skills, to test out different solutions and analyze the results. If it didn't work, why? If it did work, how come? What could have been done to improve the results.

How are you working to encourage imagination and creativity in the young people you work with?

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