Classroom cheat sheet: the fourth industrial revolution

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This week: the fourth industrial revolution

If someone says… “What the heck is the fourth industrial revolution?”

You say… “When the Commons Education Select Committee held an inquiry, it said the revolution was ‘characterised by the emergence of a range of new technologies including artificial intelligence, robotics and the internet of things’.”

If someone says… “So, it’s the robots taking over, then. How can we prepare for it as teachers?”

You say… “Well, it’s likely consequences are two-fold: it will create a load of jobs, but it will also see a lot being rendered unnecessary. We need to ...

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