If the world is changing so that co-evolution of organizations and technology is required, what is the content that students should be trained in?
Here’s an interesting high-level view of “New ICT Curricula for the 21st Century“:
… the Career Space consortium recommends that ICT Curricula should consist of the following core elements:
- a scientific base of 30%,
- a technology base of 30%,
- an application base and systems thinking of 25% and,
- a personal and business skills element of up to 15%.
It’s probably something that should be noted, given the “brand name” recognition of sponsors associated with the consortium.
I’m active in the systems science community, so I find it interesting that “systems thinking” is named on the list. This requirement is less surprising, given the origins of the initiative in Europe.
So, should we have a similar interest in “systems thinking” in North America?