Studying "Computer Engineering" For The Future

In Turkey, each year millions of young people, will make a very important choice for their future. They will be choosing a university for a degree.

In the classical and social media, there have been reports on this subject for days. "Artificial intelligence, technology, the future" etc. the search and tag of these words rise during the University Exam time.

Actually, this situation should not be too surprised;

People like Steve Jobs, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, whom Shira Ovid of the New York Times called the "Technology Genius Cult", embellish the dreams of everyone, young and old. It's kind of an icon owned by these people and actually most of them are a good marketing projects.

The attention paid to the image of "great intelligence behind everything, rich, daring, strong person" also affects career and university choices.

Young people who choose a profession are given the message that if they do not receive a university degree in Computer Engineering/Science or a similar popular engineering fields (software engineering, electronic engineering, etc.), they will miss the future.

However, in the first industrial revolution, you cannot adapt to the future of the present with an education approach designed to train labour workers. This is the trends in the world, future expectations of important research institutions and my personal experience.

Maybe you have seen it in my social media posts, I prepared a short post on this subject and What Should I Learn? What will be The Future of IT Professionals? I suggested them to read our article.

Although I have received a lot of positive feedback, some were annoyed because I called the king naked. For example, there were questions such as why I recommend Basic Sciences or "why I underestimate" computer engineering.

Basic sciences for future professions

"A wide variety of professions will require higher degrees of cognitive abilities, such as creativity, logical reasoning, and problem sensitivity, as part of their core skill sets," says the World Economic Forum, Educational Research, in the future.

In order to become a multidisciplinary or versatalist in the future, it would be much more appropriate to read a basic science and acquire basic skill sets and determine the profession accordingly.

Young People Rethink University

The values ​​of all humanity are changing due to Covid19. This is also the case for the generation Z, who took the university entrance exam this year and perceives the world differently from us. These young people do not want to sell their lives to pay home loans. Another issue, not only in Turkey but all around the world due to the economic difficulties brought by Covid19 and change everything. Now it is quite frightening to spend big bucks to get a university degree.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, as students became acquainted with distance learning, they discovered online courses and certification programs that offered lower-cost education and more free content.

These changes will likely burst the higher education bubble that has inflated for years and many schools (white Label Universities) will close as a result.

The Concept of Education for Generation Z May Have Changed Forever

Generation Z saw their education turned upside down during the pandemic. This started to change what they already knew about how learning happens.

It is spoken that students navigate the learning content on their own - demanding the concept of "inverted classroom", first consuming content on their own and then asking questions. It is clear that this will be a step towards more independent learning in the classroom, enabling students to learn at the pace that is best for them.

In such a system, children may progress faster in some lessons than others, or they may have a special disposition, as they do not have to move step by step. So, for example, a ninth grader who can move autonomously at a faster pace will be able to immerse himself in an 11th grade math class in the future.

A great guidebook for raising and educating our kids

I will propose you a book that Bill Gates also suggests, based on exactly this new understanding of education: Diane Tavenner's "Prepared: What Kids Need for a Fulfilled Life"

Diane Tavenner's book offers great tips for preparing kids for college, career, and life.

The book, which tells the story of how a new type of school model was designed and implemented with a simple but very ambitious goal, is based on the phrase "We want to teach children not only what they need to enter university, but what they need to live a better life."

The model is built on three approaches: Self-learning, Project-based training and Mentoring.

See you,
- Şenol

After talking so much about training, an "Oldies but Goldies":
Put on your headphones to listen :)

- Şenol
Independent Technology Review

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