According to the predictions of the World Economic Forum, as early as year 2022, employees will learn as much as 42% of new skills to do the jobs they have done so far. This requires active learning, analytical thinking and a constant increase in competencies related to technology. It is difficult to say what will happen in ten or more years when current primary school students step out of the education system into the labor market, but their skills of critical thinking and problem solving, as well as creative use of acquired digital literacy, will undoubtedly be of great benefit.
And that is exactly what is at the core of our "21st Century Schools" programme. The goal of the programme is to acquire skills for the jobs of the future in a fun way - through so-called physical coding, micro:bit coding - a small pocket computer that has a processor, sensors, and a 25-LED display. In this way, students can immediately see how their programmed task works in reality. The micro:bit was developed in 2016 in the United Kingdom with the goal of making it easier for children to learn programming and break the fear of technology. Today, micro:bit is used in schools around the world. How is micro:bit used in Serbia? What kind of training and what kind of support have the teachers received and what have the students learned? How does the complex "21st Century Schools" programme fit into the current reform of the education system in Serbia? - these are just some of the questions the TV crew of the Science Program got answers.
Following have participated in the show: Sian MacLeod - HMA of the United Kingdom to the Republic of Serbia, Piter Brown - director of the British Council for the Western Balkans, Katarina Aleksić - head of the Center for Educational Technology at the Institute for the Evaluation of the Quality of Education and Upbringing, Katarina Anđelković - program coordinator of the Foundation Petlja, primary school teachers and students from Svilajnc and Niš.