Published on 18/04/18

The Wonder Why Society and the Learning Revolution

The World Economic Forum* reports that 65% of tomorrow’s workers will be in jobs that do not exist today. Introducing digital skills, increasing online awareness and improving industry know-how are essential in ensuring young learners can leave school prepared and ready to succeed in life.

The Wonder Why society is a 100% moderated online space creating connections between teachers, primary school children and industry experts, allowing them to collaborate, innovate and learn together. Breaking down the barriers of the traditional classroom, the spaces are changing the way children learn by providing them with essential digital skills and valuable insight into the world of work.

Based on feedback from companies and education professionals, a new online learning space Bridgr is being developed aimed at secondary school learners. Industry partners are invited to be part of this exciting new development.

Both The Wonder Why Society and Bridgr provide organisations and companies with an opportunity to work with young people and teachers in a completely new way. Benefits for industry partners include;

  • A unique opportunity to collaborate with schools of all types across the UK
  • Address the skills gap and create real social change
  • Have a permanent place in the classroom
  • Inspire young children to learn about the world of work
  • Opportunity to measure all activity and assess impact
  • Create and empower an effective future workforce

Sam Fisher, CEO of The Wonder Why Society explains; “In school, the focus on passing tests and regurgitating information can be at the expense of encouraging wonder and inspiring innovative thinking. We know that creativity and innovation are essential skills in our emerging digital world and this is the reason we created the Wonder Why Society and why we are launching Bridgr.

“We want to provide a space where children can learn, discover, and ask questions about the world they live in. By providing a safe online space where children can create, debate and innovate, children can learn about ever-evolving industries, straight from professionals, to set them up for a job in the future.”

Organisations already working with The Wonder Why Society include Rymans and Birmingham Airport.

To find out how your company can join the learning revolution, by visiting thewonderwhysociety.co.uk

* World Economic Forum, ‘The Future of Jobs’, 2016. http://reports.weforum.org/future-of-jobs-2016/chapter-1-the-future-of-jobs-and-skills/