ARTICLE: Ingredients of transition - the great reskilling

Those of us alive today have a very strong claim to being the most useless generation to ever walk the planet. We have forgotten how to cook, sew, knit, repair stuff, grow food, build soils and live thriftily. Above all, we have lost the sense, that comes from having a wide range of skills, that we could turn our hand to anything, one of the key distinctions between resilient cultures/individuals, and non-resilient ones. Our schools and colleges teach very few of the skills a more resilient world will need, and young people no longer leave school with the ‘can do’ attitude that the coming years will demand.

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