Alright, as a newbie coordinator, I was introduced to a LOT of new-to-me acronyms, but one in particular really stuck with me...
It was used not as a noun, but as an adjective... for describing the world context for which we are preparing our students.
We've all seen videos like this one, relating just how quickly society is changing:
For me, the biggest takeaway from these videos is always that many of the top-ten in-demand jobs within the next few years have not even been invented yet, or are trying to solve problems we haven't even dreamt of.
Into what kind of world will our students graduate?That's where VUCA comes in. The future will be:
- Volatile: rapidly changing, unstable and transitory
- Uncertain: not likely to follow past trends, unpredictable
- Complex: having many facets and interconnectedness
- Ambiguous: open to many interpretations