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Trends that will Shape the World of our Students

Think about the changes and trends that will shape the world our students will know in the years to come.  Add to the Teacher Community of Practice discussion:

  • One thing you found surprising
  • One thing you found concerning
  • One think you found exciting

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Skye McKenzie
2 months ago

I found it surprising that the shift in automation will be towards the intelligent and routine, for example, lawyers. In the education field, perhaps the subjects that are considered “intelligent” yet “routine” (such as maths or chemistry or biology) could be taught by AI teachers in the years to come. That would be both exciting and concerning.

Stacey Franks
4 months ago

I am surprised by the potential jobs that may change due to technology.
I am concerned that less and less emtion and human interaction will result in more behavioural issues.
It is exciting to think what jobs my kids may have in the future.

Paris Petelevitch
4 months ago

I was surprised about the legal space, I had heard about AI taking on some of the common law infringements, however not to the level that Michael mentioned.
I am most concerned about how fast this is all moving, and the one thing I found exciting was the jobs of tomorrow.

Stacey Franks
4 months ago

Yes it is changing at an alarming pace.

Jo Hartley
7 months ago

Surprising – tiny robots and healthcare
Concerning – facial recognition
Exciting – Change in general

Stacey Franks
4 months ago
Reply to  Jo Hartley

Yes so much potential change is exciting

Irina Castellano
7 months ago

Surprising: Organ printer as a job description….
Concerning: The pace at which jobs are being axed or added, to stay up-to-date from a teaching perspective
Exciting: To think what else will be there in our future or for our kids…the sky literally isn’t even the limit anymore.

Jo Hartley
7 months ago

I agree – i often wonder what world our kids will be living in!

Paris Petelevitch
4 months ago

Nicely put.

nicki
7 months ago

surprising: the kind of jobs that AI could do away with away with.

concerning: the idea that there are those who are not open-minded enough to see the potential and vast possibility of new job type creation and new ways of learning.

exciting: the prospect of being involved in new ways of doing things. Living in an age where we are on the cusp of amazing potential – this is the pioneering era of the application of tech and where it will take humanity in the future..

Irene Abraham
8 months ago

One thing I found surprising was Artificial intelligence can enable new ways of learning, teaching, education, and can change the society in a way that poses new challenges for educational institutions. And I found this concerning since it may worsen skill disparities and polarize jobs, or it may help equalise educational opportunities. Therefore, the foresight about this session enables the teacher to be aware of AI trends.
Although AI powered solutions have been around for some time, the industry has been slow to adopt them. However, the pandemic drastically altered the landscape, forcing educators to take advantage of technology for virtual learning. Today, this is indeed exciting, nearly 86% of educators say technology should be utilized for virtual learning.

Jo Hartley
7 months ago
Reply to  Irene Abraham

Yes AI in teaching and learning!!

Sharryn
8 months ago

I found the AI section most concerning. It will be interesting to see how they incorporate ethical decision making when incorporate AI.
Delivery by drone of items would cause customs concerns. However I immediately though of the control of drug trafficking and other criminal activities. This will create some real counter thinking to monitor this space I would imagine.
I’m really surprised at how far technology and AI has already advanced. I feel I may have been snoozing somewhat.
I know we always premised education on the ability to think and develop skills rather than focus on facts which change. However, it will be a challenge for us as educators to prepare our students for a world we struggle to visualise.

Irina Castellano
7 months ago
Reply to  Sharryn

Even COVID (with Qkr codes etc.) has shown how we can all be monitored and you would think that life is getting increasingly difficult for criminals as their every move, google input etc. is being observed.
Amazon and deliveries through drones making it difficult for Border control….it all brings so many aspects of everything to each AI innovation.

Wade Azmy
1 year ago

Surprising – how these trends will interact to produce new jobs and unexpected outcomes
Concerning – our readiness to deal with the change
Exciting – the pace of learning will be faster and more accessible

Amy
1 year ago

Surprising – how far along some of these ideas are already
Concerning – the job availability for those with disability
Exciting – some of the health trends do look positive.

Penelope
1 year ago
Reply to  Amy

Agree

Sharryn
8 months ago
Reply to  Amy

There’s nothing to say Amy that people with disabilities won’t be the driving force behind these changes. Often they are more adaptable than those of us that are abled in every way. Besides disability may be eradicated in the future….

Joseph Chow
1 year ago

I believe that the healthcare sector providing 3d printing for organs will become a huge trend as well as the virtual world entertainment producer. Healthcare as it reduces the prospect of rejection of organs, while the online world provides a different experience and may provide a greater avenue for the Developers to explore.

Surprising to think about the possibilities of different careers our children will eventually have.
Concerning to see the disparity between the rich and poor will continue, as it has historically. The poor may continue to do the jobs that cannot be replaced, that are also low pay.
Exciting to see the changes that have already happened in these fields.

Penelope
1 year ago
Reply to  Joseph Chow

I also agree partially the rich and poor divide

Sharryn
8 months ago
Reply to  Joseph Chow

If working class people will not have access to these emerging technology trends such as 3D printing machines, the divide will widen. Already their access to experience this technology in education is limited as public education institutes are starved of funding compared to private education facilities.
Let’s hope we don’t lose the fact that every child deserves access to a fully resourced education.

Julie Barkman
1 year ago

Surprising – pace of AI
Concerning – the pace of change
Exciting – jobs that include evaluation and judgement are safe (relatively)

Leanne Lockrey
1 year ago

Surprising – but not really….the move toward, the creative/flexible job roles.
Concerning – the rate at which technology is developing? So fast? So easy for some members of our society to ‘get left behind’…..
Exciting – the possibilities!!

Joseph Chow
1 year ago
Reply to  Leanne Lockrey

I am keen to see the changes!

Amy
1 year ago
Reply to  Leanne Lockrey

You have raised some good points there!

Irina Castellano
7 months ago
Reply to  Leanne Lockrey

Just thinking of ‘older’ generations keeping up with things will mean that one is being left behind.
Our parents struggled with phones…now if you don’t do online banking in Europe, you get charged a fee for coming up to the counter in a bank. One has to move along, as without a phone one would have struggled to enter shops during Covid.
It will be harder and harder for people to stay afloat with all the changes while we are getting older.

Michelle Wein
1 year ago

Surprising – The strange new lists of tomorrow jobs. The mind boggles!
Concerning – AI intelligence and the example of them writing their own program that we couldn’t understand in such a short space of time.
Exciting – Some of the new gadgets and technology like 3D printers to fit the exact job needed.

Leanne Lockrey
1 year ago
Reply to  Michelle Wein

I agree. It is concerning, that AI might develop the ability, to write their own programs, that we won’t be able to understand!! This could lead to absolute ‘chaos’….just like in the movies!!

Elizabeth Anthony Lee
1 year ago

Funded by the Australian Government Telehealth Pilots Program and CSIRO, we built on our e-health expertise and partnered with NGOs, local health districts, hospitals and industry partners TeleMedCare, iiNet and Samsung to deliver a national telehealth trial of home monitoring of chronic disease for aged care. Reference: Home monitoring of chronic diseases – CSIRO
This machine came out a few years back monitoring BP, TPR BGLS etc, the telehealth cut back nurses visiting patients each day thus making it very cost effective and people are able to remain in their home. The back to base Health service monitor notifies if there are any health changes and the need for emergency attention.

Michelle Wein
1 year ago

That’s amazing technology project Elizabeth.

ian
1 year ago

One thing i find exciting is advancements in robotic surgery.

Joseph Chow
1 year ago
Reply to  ian

definitely, I would be keen to trust a robot compared to a human doctor.

Sharryn
8 months ago
Reply to  Joseph Chow

Do you think robotic surgery will be available to all, or just those who can afford it?
Also I was wondering how this will impact on medical training for our future doctors…

ian
1 year ago

One thing i find surprising in the trends that shape the world is the amount of money and resources being spent by people like Musk, Branson and Co in the pursuit of leaving this world when this is where our home is.

ian
1 year ago

One thing i find concerning is that for all the new technology and so called great steps forward in mankind evolution , the world is overpopulated ,the air we breathe is polluted every liter of water in the oceans has microscopic plastic in it . We have made great inventions and a few steps forward but have left a terrible legacy.

Elizabeth Anthony Lee
1 year ago
Reply to  ian

What I find amazing is that with all the high technology and brilliant minds no one has invented a technology to stop the terrible fires throughout the world.

nicki
7 months ago

Stop the fires? Fires are a natural process (when not lit by fire-bugs or when back-burning gets out of control) that re-generates the land. The problem is people clearing patches of land then building houses smack-bang in the middle of the bush. Climate change may be exacerbating the number, intensity and duration of the natural processes/occurrences on our planet – but technology to stop fires?!

I believe, and can see, how technology is being put to use to assist fire-fighting efforts, however, I personally think each country should look to their indigenous people to better understand fires of their respective countries.

Perhaps I’ve misunderstood your comment. If that’s the case, forget what I just wrote 🙂

Leanne Lockrey
1 year ago
Reply to  ian

Very true Ian!!

Tayce Grosser
1 year ago

Surprised by the level that these technologies are currently functioning. I have grown up in an live in a highly technological world already, with little concept of how different this is from generations before me. Concerned by how to prepare our learners for this world. Excited for the change, and hopefully increased access to resources for people at a global level. I anticipate this leading to an interesting shift in the way we think and talk about equality, and equity.

Amy
1 year ago
Reply to  Tayce Grosser

I agree! You raise some good points here 🙂

Bhavna
1 year ago

Surprising:The nano robots inside our body
Concerning: Intrusion of personal space
Exciting: Advances in new jobs that will be created in the future

Tayce Grosser
1 year ago
Reply to  Bhavna

You make a very interesting point about personal space, and privacy.

Fiona
1 year ago

Surprising: How many different industries will be able to use AI
Concerning: The speed of change and the potential lagging of ethics and laws to keep up with the shift
Exciting: I’m amazed at the intelligence of people to invent and create and think of innovative ways to use technology in everyday life and work

Bhavna
1 year ago
Reply to  Fiona

I agree and share your concern on the ethics and laws of this change. It will be slow yes but they will be created eventually,like the cyber laws these days that came to be formed when their were questionable malpractices that surfaced.

Tayce Grosser
1 year ago
Reply to  Fiona

I agree, the ethical ramifications are definitely something to be considered.

Wade Azmy
1 year ago
Reply to  Fiona

This is the red light that we have to stop and fix before we continue, otherwise, we will end in a place we don’t desire.

Nicole
1 year ago

Surprising: Just how many industries can use AI
Concerning: the speed at which things are changing
Exciting: The diversity of change and trends

Elizabeth Anthony Lee
1 year ago
Reply to  Nicole

What is moving fast is how AI is transforming payments, retail, transportation and logistics, and marketing. Soon there will be no cash. I have changed, teaching online, shopping online and I am glad that nursing taught me to be Flexible.

Dave H
1 year ago

Surprising: The rate in which this technology is coming about – some stuff i didn’t think would be here for many more years is already here.
Concerning: the security and privacy concerns.
Exciting: Change = Learning new things and seeing where we will end up. Will it be like the movies we have seen depicting the future.

Fiona
1 year ago
Reply to  Dave H

I agree with your ‘exciting’ comment. It is an amazing time to be alive, but we do need to tread carefully or we could see the dystopian future world’s depicted in the movies, as a reality. It would be disheartening to think these technologies would be used for ill-purpose

Teresa Munro
1 year ago

Surprising how many older people are willing to adapt to new technology. Concerning that it will leave some people out and therefore so far behind and a feeling of isolation. Exciting that we can lower the impact on the environment with these changes.

Fiona
1 year ago
Reply to  Teresa Munro

I agree with your ‘surprising’ comment. It is quite exciting to see people from all demographics are open to and accepting of new ways of living and functioning.

Lyn Hynds
1 year ago

1. Surprising is how many people are oblivious to the changes that are coming and how this will all effect their lives. People know change is coming in a theoretical abstract way, but not really how it will effect them personally.
2. Concerning is the power of AI to control and imping on our lives. How can we maintain some level of privacy. Even now it is off-putting your phone knowing where you are going next or what you do every Friday. What will future advances or controls can AI have over our lives.
3. It is exciting to think what medical advances can be made with:
1. AI Robotic surgery remotely controlled by surgeons in Sydney to remote areas of Australia or in the Developing world.
2. 3D printing for organ transplant
3. Nanobots to deliver chemotherapy directly to the area of a tumor.

Michelle Wein
1 year ago
Reply to  Lyn Hynds

Amazing about the nanobots in blood Lyn, I agree.
I’m also concerned about privacy – everything going virtual and online.

Lindl Taylor
1 year ago

Surprising – how quickly people adapt to change. Concerning – the loss of privacy – already noted!
Exciting – that even with the changes ahead, when jobs are lost, new ones appear. This is so important when engaging with the next generation.

Teresa Munro
1 year ago
Reply to  Lindl Taylor

Very much agree.

Dave H
1 year ago
Reply to  Lindl Taylor

Agree here – Privacy will always be a concern. We already provide alot of information unknowingly (phones etc). Imagine what is to come.

Ben
1 year ago

Surprising- that the professions impacted are not manual labour, this being the direction most of us have grown up with seeing robots on production lines – food, automotive etc.
Concerning- complete loss of privacy
Exciting-to see technology seamlessly integrated into everyday life and how it may benefit our lives in a positive way.

Lyn Hynds
1 year ago
Reply to  Ben

It is Surprising and somewhat pleasing to think some variable manual jobs will be unaffected. It will be a cold impersonal world is all we interact with is AI controlled Robots.
I think the loss of privacy will bother our generation. I am not sure how the younger social media feel. will their opinion change?

Fiona C
1 year ago

Surprising- that the classic ,secure and highly regarded professions will be impacted such as legal
Concerning-with the rise of Al within most aspects of life, the potential demise of human connection
Exciting-to be a teacher in a time when there will be a huge shift and know that people will be still essential in jobs today and also within many emerging and new industries

Lyn Hynds
1 year ago
Reply to  Fiona C

I agree it is an exciting and a bit scary time to be a teacher. How do we prepare the students for the future, what jobs will be available, What new ones will emerge in our fields.

ian
1 year ago
Reply to  Lyn Hynds

Indeed as a teacher how do you give advice or predict what would be a good pathway to a secure and successful working career.

Natalie Almond
1 year ago

I like the idea of some advancement in technology but on other terms there will be a massive loss of privacy

Bhavna
1 year ago
Reply to  Natalie Almond

Agree Natalie!

ian
1 year ago
Reply to  Natalie Almond

I concur there are smart cookies out there just looking for a way to scam you or invade your privacy.

Karen
1 year ago

Surprising – how quickly people adapt and utilise new technologies ie the 3 D printers
Concerning – what jobs in the future will be available for humans as AI moves so quickly
Exciting – I think for me nano technology is very exciting particularly if it has the ability to control cancers and other diseases

Renee
1 year ago

Surprising how small changes can quickly become big changes with big impact.
Concerning is like most i would say with jobs lost
Exciting is the changes themselves, I think most, if not all changes have a degree of fear and excitement attached to them.

Natalie Almond
1 year ago
Reply to  Renee

I totally agar there will be a degree of fear and excitement they go hand in hand when we are not sure of the outcome through change

jeanette
1 year ago

surprising: just how many industries are going with AI

concerning: Jobs that are going to be lost

exciting: new jobs using the technology

Renee
1 year ago
Reply to  jeanette

yes, the jobs lost is a worry, especially the older generation that have potentially worked the same job their whole lives

Teresa Munro
1 year ago
Reply to  jeanette

Agree but not all can shift there skills to AI.

Gw
1 year ago

Many jobs replaced by AI
Luck of human interaction
Understanding new technology

Renee
1 year ago
Reply to  Gw

The lack of interaction is a very good point!

Karen
1 year ago
Reply to  Gw

The lack of human interaction is very concerning – we see it already today with people fixated on their mobiles and the easiest way to communicate is via text or tik tok 🙁

Fiona C
1 year ago
Reply to  Gw

Gw, I agree with the negative affects of lack of connection . Many are feeling this already through the impacts of COVID

Kirsty
1 year ago

Surprising: The jobs that were included in the jobs of tomorrow section
Concerning: The pace at which AI is changing everything
Exciting: Also the pace AI is impacting on our future

Grietje
1 year ago

Surprising: Some of the jobs of tomorrow, like neuromarketing manager.
Concerning: AI, privacy, ethical part how it will be used negatively.
Exciting: the Tiny

Limin Hou
1 year ago

One thing that surprises me is that highly cognitive job is at risk to disappear; one concerning thing is that everything is changing fast; one exciting thing is that the traditional manual job serving the people directly is still comparatively safe. Therefore, advanced skills integral to communication and interaction with people are still the main stream workforce.

Ben
1 year ago
Reply to  Limin Hou

completely agree Limin, I think most people made the same observations

Chontalle
1 year ago

Suprising – The jobs that were included in the jobs of tomorrow section.
Concerning – The next 10 years was the time frame used…….
Exciting – We (people) are still essential

Ritula Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  Chontalle

Although I can see how or why lawyers and accountants will be less in demand, I am still in disbelief. I am really pleased for the jobs that will still be in demand like the landscape gardeners.
Concerning for me is 10 years time frame. I can not foresee the types of jobs (or new jobs) that will replace the lost ones.

Exciting is emergence of new ways of doing things as technology advances even further.

Gw
1 year ago
Reply to  Chontalle

Agree

Lindl Taylor
1 year ago
Reply to  Chontalle

Agree to all 3 Chontalle…. it’s good to know that humans are still required!

Anoush
1 year ago

I found A printable world very surprising.
The Demise of Driving is concerning and I find the Age of Automation very exciting.

Chontalle
1 year ago
Reply to  Anoush

Agree Anoush. The demise of driving was scary

Gw
1 year ago
Reply to  Chontalle

Yes, Driverless car sounds very scare.

Ritula Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  Anoush

I am a confident driver but somewhat nervous passenger. I have been in driverless trains but sitting in my own car and letting it drive me around is something else. Not sure!

Fiona C
1 year ago
Reply to  Anoush

Agree ,I am not loving the idea of driverless cars on the roads

Nicole
1 year ago
Reply to  Anoush

Yes, I agree. While it may be exciting to some, Driverless automobiles is concerning.

Jackie
1 year ago

I found the type of jobs that will no be around in the future surprising. I found it concerning that AI can talk to each other in coding that we do not understand. I find it exciting to see the types of future jobs that will exist

Grietje
1 year ago
Reply to  Jackie

I agree, I find the AI very concerning. Especially the privacy part and where it will be used against us and b some governments.

Kirsty
1 year ago
Reply to  Jackie

I agree it is concerning AI can communicate using coding we don’t understand

Lee
1 year ago

Surprising: the type of jobs that will be impacted in the future and the amount of people
Concerning: the concept of superintelligence and how two robots could reprogram themselves during an interaction blows my mind.
Exciting: people will still be needed – and because a lot of menial jobs will be replaced by AI – hopefully, people will get the chance to be more creative and stimulated in the workplace.

Kirsty
1 year ago
Reply to  Lee

It is very reassuring people will always be needed

Michelle Leafe
1 year ago

The thing I found most surprising were the types of jobs that will appear in the future, we have mentioned a few but no doubt there will be more that we be introduced within the next 10 years. I find it concerning that today we could be teaching learners skills that will be irrelevant in 5 years but I found it very exciting to see that teachers appeared in the top right section … low risk!

Lee
1 year ago
Reply to  Michelle Leafe

Yes – good to see teachers are not at risk! I imagine there will be jobs that nobody has even thought of yet appearing over the next 10 years.

Chontalle
1 year ago
Reply to  Lee

Jobs for teachers are still a focus topic with education providers. Great to see.

Ritula Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  Michelle Leafe

Very worrying Michelle.

Limin Hou
1 year ago
Reply to  Michelle Leafe

Good point that what we teach today is no longer relevant in 5 or 10 years. That’s why all of us need to attend this course to get ourselves aware of the advancement of technology. Thus we can get ourselves prepared for this change and adjust our teaching media and teaching content accordingly.

Stephen.
1 year ago

One thing you found surprising was the types of jobs that may be available in the future, like a chief trust officer, trust is in short supply with tech-oriented businesses. Some other jobs I found where
Virtual store sherpa, Personal memory curator, Personal data broker, Digital tailor.
One thing you found concerning is 47 % of jobs will be automated 375 million people displaced, not all jobs will be replaced. Will we need to transition to a life on the dole. This is not a good prospect.
One think you found exciting was that a lot of jobs will survive like trade jobs

Limin Hou
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephen.

Manual jobs are still comparatively safe because they need the tradies to be on the scene and put their hands on. Simply put, these jobs far from rigidity and digit. They need professional’s discretion and experience.

Grietje
1 year ago
Reply to  Stephen.

I also find it concerning the percentage of jobs displacing people. However I do believe other jobs will be necessary with the automation. Which, will create another worry, that percentage will need to change career which may not be easy.

Paul
1 year ago

I will answer these three things as one (surprising, concerning, exciting)
Driverless cars – we have already experienced an incident of one going out of control. But then I ask, what about public transport
Clothes that clean themselves – fantastic but what impact do they have on our planet once we are finished with them
The microrobots inside the body – amazing technology but could they go out of control within the body and could someone take control of these and use them against us ?
I guess as humans we are always creating, trying to improve but sometimes we don’t think about the possible consequences of our actions and design

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