The topic of the fourth episode of the second season of the „Efekt Sieci” podcast is effective methods of teaching and competence acquisition. Alvin Toffler said that the illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who do not know Excel or cannot program, but those who cannot learn new things and unlearn old ones. Do the myths about competence and that it is good to know a lot work in real life, in the education system and in the labour market?
The episode’s expert is Dr. Tomasz Gajderowicz (Faculty of Economic Sciences UW) from the Evidence Institute Science Foundation, who answers questions from Dr. Justyna Pokojska about:
- competences that were taught to us at school a decade ago, but today turn out to be completely unnecessary,
- changes in the education system and the results of empirical research on effective learning,
- conditions for effective and enjoyable remote learning in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic,
- competences that young Poles should be taught today in order to be competitive on the labour market, in view of the rapid development of new technologies,
- the way in which education should change in order to prevent the development of the so-called «green economy». the „useless class”, people who will no longer be needed in a robotic world,
- the role of universities in equipping young people with relevant competences.