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Introduction to Global Trends


In this section we take a look at three videos that are related to global trends. The first is a video from the World Economic Forum introducing the concept of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution”.

This is a topic you should spend some time looking into and something you will be hearing quite a lot about in the future. There are lots of videos and articles on this topic for you to explore by searching on the term.

Developing an awareness of all that the Fourth Industrial Revolution entails will help you cope in a radically transforming, hypercomplex environment.

World Economic Forum – The Fourth Industrial Revolution

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

The third video introduces you to the Global Youth Wellbeing Index. The index is a new research tool being used to measure how young adults are doing in different countries around the world. Over time, we will be able to track trendlines in a number of crucial areas affecting young people worldwide. You can download the report using one of the links below. The assignment for this lesson will ask you to consider different aspects of the Global Youth Wellbeing Index and what your thoughts are about how your country may measure up.

The Global Youth Wellbeing Index

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

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