The Biden administration’s new labour secretary, a former mayor of Boston, has an extensive record as a trade union member. He now faces the challenge of post-pandemic job recovery
For 15 years this former entrepreneur has been bringing to school his philosophy of “Learning (entrepreneurship) by doing (start-ups)”, combining computer science and entrepreneurship. “I say to my kids: is it cooler to use a social network or a video game, or create one?”
She is 35 years’ old and a tenured professor of hygiene at the University of Pavia. But she is also a mother, and during the lockdown she launched an animated cartoon, Leo e Giulia: Noi come voi! [Leo and Julia: like me, like you!] to explain the pandemic to children. Face to face with Anna Odone
Paolo Landri, senior researcher at the CNR-IRPPS (National Research Council at the Institute of Research on Population and Social Policies), explains how an informed choice is required in terms of using technology-based tools which are more suitable to educational requirements, without necessarily accepting platforms that are more widely available on the market, which have been created for professionals in the field and not for schools.
Combating the pandemic, and policies for the green transition and women: the US president-elect has presented a detailed plan for launching recovery in the United States, starting with jobs (with equality in mind)
Your boss? Nine times out of ten, they think that you will need to acquire new skills for the post-Covid world
Academic qualifications and hard skills will no longer be enough says the World Economic Forum. Companies require problem-solving skills, an eye for detail and a capacity for continuous learning, even without that piece of paper’
Data show that Italy is lagging behind the rest of Europe on digital skills. The project announced by the Labour Minister Catalfo as part of the country’s Recovery Plan will have a budget of 11.2 billion euro. Giovanni Biondi, President of Indire: These funds should be used properly
Having even basic financial skills could be crucial to coping with economic shocks, including the coronavirus crisis. Annamaria Lusardi, director of the EduFin Committee for financial education, explains how
Law professor Cass R. Sunstein explains: present bias is the tendency to be satisfied with a small reward today rather than waiting for a greater reward in the future, for example by investing in ourselves and our education
An interview with the teacher from Trieste, winner of the Italian Teacher Prize in 2017, who has revamped a green space adjoining his school to hold lessons outdoors and let pupils learn by doing’
U.S. companies spend over 70 billion dollars a year on training programmes. And they often prove to be fruitless. To turn things around, they have placed their trust in the words of the legendary coach Vince Lombardi
Our country should stop selling cars with diesel or petrol engines by 2035 and switch to electric cars. New skills, new professional profiles and more research will be needed
“Psychology and the Good Life”, taught by Laurie Santos at Yale, has become the most popular course in the history of the prestigious American university. Yet there is no shortage of examples in Italy as well
Software developers, engineers and computer scientists will be leading the first phase of creating a virtual reality for avatars. But eventually a detailed world will have to be created, and this will only be possible with architects, designers, mathematicians and many other professional profiles.