Oxford University professor of educational psychology John Hopkins says students should not think of college as a “job” but a “path” to adulthood.
Hopkins is a senior lecturer at Oxford’s Faculty of Education and author of a new book called, “Civic Citizenship: What the Future Will Bring,” which explores the challenges faced by young people in a world of automation, the rise of digital technologies and the growing cost of college.
The book’s focus is on how to build a better future, but it also offers advice on what to expect in a new era of automation and the rise in cost of higher education.
Hopkinson has been speaking about this topic in an interview with CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with David Wright and Chris Cuomo.
His book examines the future of college, and it offers some insight into how we should think about the future.
Wright: How can we make sure that we are preparing young people to do well in the workforce in the 21st century?
Hopkins: Well, you know, we’ve got to be realistic.
I mean, I don’t know if we’ve done enough to prepare young people.
You know, I mean I think there are a lot of people who are working on these sorts of things.
I think it’s going to be interesting to see how that develops.
But the main thing I think we have to do is prepare young children to take up a profession, because if we don’t prepare young adults to do that, then we can’t make the transition into the workforce.
And so, the idea is to make sure they are ready for the job that is about to be given to them in a career.