TED’s 2019 Summit began yesterday and runs until 25 July at Edinburgh’s International Conference Centre. Capita will be joining the TED community to host an immersive workshop centred on society’s ability to nurture and grow a curious mindset.
Changes in life expectancy, emerging technologies and automation are disrupting the traditional methods of learning. In the world of tomorrow, there will be far greater emphasis on potential as opposed to experience. Having a mindset of sustained curiosity will become the necessity, as opposed to a single qualification earned in our youth.
If we are expected to work longer and have multiple careers, individuals will need to go through many cycles of learning, unlearning and relearning. This consistent appetite for development is what we at Capita have termed a ‘beta mindset’.
Our hands-on workshop: Living in Beta: Sparking Curiosity takes place on 23 July. This unique experience will explore how learning authentically shows up throughout life, and how we can nurture and grow a curious mindset for generations to come. It will be the start of an incredible project that fully explores what the future of learning may hold.
As futurist and philosopher Alvin Toffler wrote: "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn".
TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. TEDSummit gathers the most engaged members of the global TED community for brainstorms, discussions, performances, workshops, outdoor activities and an eclectic programme of mainstage talks.