08 October 2021
Investment in education is inherently risky, and hence, both individuals and policymakers must think about future-proofing education for career resilience.
We should establish a strong foundation in both literacy as well as numeracy in school. This is because mathematics and quantitative reasoning underpin much of the sciences, engineering and social sciences.
There is also a place for the humanities, which speak to what it means to be human and may confer an enduring advantage in an era of automation.
Many have found interdisciplinary exposure useful in honing a supple mind, so important for tackling challenging problems in the workplace and society. In institutes of higher learning, this can be achieved through a core curriculum, more flexible subject combinations or complementary course pairings.