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Hans Vestberg, chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, shares his global perspective via the World Economic Forum on what’s driving the need to rethink education


Some have used the analogy that most current educational systems assume you pack a briefcase full of knowledge early in your education and then carry it through life. But many growing voices across business and academia are saying that this model does not meet the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Corporations, non-profits and governments around the world are trying to address this growing concern. Still, not everyone involved in these systems is aware of the problem—and some of those that are aware do not yet understand the significance and scope of the problem.

Taking a step back, it’s important to understand the change driving the need for a new approach to education and how that new approach can help ensure a better outcome for all.

Hans Vestberg is chief executive officer of Verizon Communications and recently shared his point of view on this topic in “Why we need both science and humanities for a Fourth Industrial Revolution education” published by the World Economic Forum.

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