Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Difference

Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Difference

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Our world continues to change, sometimes faster than we can absorb. Technology advances at rates that boggle the mind. According Ray Kurzweil in his paper, The Law of Accelerating Returns (http:// www.kurzweilai.net/articles/ art0134.html?printable=l www. , "An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense "intuitive linear" view. So we won't experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century - it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today's rate)." In short, we do not know, or can even imagine all the ways technology will change our lives over the next 1 00 years.

Questions immediately arise: How do you prepare for a career in times like these when many of the jobs have not even been invented yet"? , and How do you prepare to face an "unknown" work place"?

The answers to these questions and many more can be found inside your own value system. Do you know what your values are? Can you verbalize them to others? These questions deserve careful consideration, not merely taken lightly and decided on at the spur of the moment. Here is a simple exercise you can try yourself and with your students. If done thoughtfully, it can prove to be valuable tools for defining who! we are and who we become!

How Many Hats Do I Wear?

This activity is designed to look inside and begin to determine who we are. Each of us is involved in a variety of things. We all have individual goals and dreams and we all have unique backgrounds. …

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