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The Next Generation : Preparing Today's Kids For An Extraordinary Future - Tony Ryan

The Next Generation

Preparing Today's Kids For An Extraordinary Future

By: Tony Ryan

Paperback Published: 4th September 2017
ISBN: 9780730345046
Number Of Pages: 208
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old

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Today's children will be an unprecedented global force—are they ready?

The Next Generation maps out the world of possibilities ahead for today's young people, and reveals the skills and habits they'll need to take full advantage of their unique futures. Around 35% of the world's population is under 20 years of age; known as Generation Z and Generation Alpha, these children are coming of age in a world that is safer, healthier, wealthier and more productive than ever before. Opportunities fan out in the distance for today's kids—a world of possibility awaits, and they will be the ones to shape the future for us all. Right now, it's the job of parents and educators to prepare these kids for what awaits. They need an instinctual adaptability, quick thinking and comfort with change. They need to be technologically literate, and ready to take on whatever challenges arise.

This book explores the evolution of "coming of age" in a world where teens are already an entrepreneurial force, and shows you how to instill the talent, skills and instincts today's children will need to make the most of their future.

  • Explore the unique opportunities that exist for today's children
  • Discover the three capabilities that will prepare them for their dramatic journey
  • Learn three ways in which kids can help create a worthwhile future for themselves
  • Give them the skills they need to successfully navigate rapid, never-ending change

Continuous technological advancements combined with our children's unprecedented levels of involvement will unleash humanity's next major social and economic evolution—will your child be ready? The Next Generation helps you prepare them for their journey to success.

About the author xiii Acknowledgements xv Introduction: A call to action xvii Part I: What s up ahead for our children 1 1 A window into possibility: coping with the beautiful mess 3 2 Hybrid humanity: preparing for the robot human interface 17 3 All in a day s work: redefining future employment 33 Part II: Essential capabilities 51 4 Life in the fast lane: developing their adaptive agility 53 5 Heart-to-heart: enhancing empathy 71 6 We live and learn: embedding a love of inquiry 87 Part III: Actions for creating an extraordinary life 105 7 What s the big idea: stimulating their creative enterprise 107 8 A helping hand: supporting future philanthropy 123 9 Action stations: fashioning the future right now 141 References 157 Bibliography 179 Index 181

ISBN: 9780730345046
ISBN-10: 0730345041
Audience: General
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 4th September 2017
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1