The Big Think: Learner employability: What makes learners employable? Why understanding the future of work and skills is crucial
Elizabeth Moore, Jessica Yarbro
Learner employability: What makes learners employable?
Why understanding the future of work and skills is crucial. What do we mean when we talk about employability? Pearson Research reveals that the skills and knowledge learned in childhood, or a degree earned in your twenties, won’t be enough for success in the long term. Across the world, jobseekers are finding themselves overqualified, under skilled, or both. They no longer have the relevant skillsets so what do you need to do as school leaders to ensure your learners have that all-important ‘employability factor’?
Join this webinar with Elizabeth Moore, Vice President of Learning Research and Design at Pearson and Jessica Yarbro, Research Scientist at Pearson as they discuss what will make international school learners employable.
About the presenters
Elizabeth Moore is Vice President of Learning Research and Design at Pearson. Her work involves developing and applying evidence-based frameworks and resources to support employability and lifelong learning outcomes. She is passionate about integrating opportunities for learners to develop, practice and demonstrate personal, social, and emotional capabilities to support student success in school, work, and life. Elizabeth has more than 30 years of experience in learning design, teaching, and instructional design and lives in Austin, Texas.
Jessica Yarbro is a research scientist in skills research within the Pearson Learning Research and Design team. Through empirical studies and synthesizing existing research, Jessica supports the development of knowledge and skills frameworks within Pearson products. Jessica received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from George Mason University.
For: Senior leaders, senior leadership teams, school owners