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Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don't Even Exist Yet

Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs that Don't Even Exist Yet

by Michelle R. Weise


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A visionary guide for the future of learning and work

Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs That Don’t Even Exist Yet offers readers a fascinating glimpse into a near-future where careers last 100 years, and education lasts a lifetime. The book makes the case that learners of the future are going to repeatedly seek out educational opportunities throughout the course of their working lives — which will no longer have a beginning, middle, and end. Long Life Learning focuses on the disruptive and burgeoning innovations that are laying the foundation for a new learning model that includes clear navigation, wraparound and funding supports, targeted education, and clear connections to more transparent hiring processes.

Written by the former chief innovation officer of Strada Education Network’s Institute for the Future of Work, the book examines:

  • How will a dramatically extended lifespan affect our careers?
  • How will more time in the workforce shape our educational demands?
  • Will a four-year degree earned at the start of a 100-year career adequately prepare us for the challenges ahead?

Perfect for anyone with an interest in the future of education and Clayton Christensen’s theories of disruptive innovation, Long Life Learning provides an invaluable glimpse into a future that many of us have not even begun to imagine.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119597483
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/24/2020
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 533,231
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

MICHELLE R. WEISE is a thought leader and author in the field of the future of work and education. Her writing has appeared in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and The Harvard Business Review. She previously served as the Chief Innovation Officer of Strada Education Network, which is a social impact organization dedicated to forging clearer and more purposeful pathways between education and employment for millions more Americans.

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Abiding Hope for the Future xi

Part I From a Rigged System 1

1 A 100-YearWork Life 3

2 The Theories Behind the End of College 23

3 The Future of Workers, the Future of Us 49

Part II To a New Learning Ecosystem 65

4 Seamless On- and Off-Ramps 67

5 Navigating Our Next Job Transition 77

6 Wraparound Supports 91

7 Targeted Education 109

8 Integrated Earning and Learning 139

9 Transparent and Fairer Hiring 159

10 Getting Started: Taking Root 181

Conclusion 191

Endnotes 197

Acknowledgments 231

About the Author 235

Index 237

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