1. True or false? By 2030, automation is not expected to replace more than 20% of existing jobs.
2. The entrepreneur and cognitive science researcher, Jérémy Lamri, has written a book and a doctoral thesis at the University Paris Descartes on 21st-century skills. What are the four skills he believes are essential to succeed in this century?
A) Research, modelling, report writing and computation.
B) Specific technical skills, ease in performing repetitive tasks, ease in following rules and the ability to memorize.
C) Creativity, critical thinking, cooperation and communication.
3. Which of the following statements is/are accurate with respect to the technological revolution we are beginning to experience?
A) For the first time in human history, knowledge is being renewed faster than generations.
B) Today, we can consume in a single day the amount of information that a person living in the Middle Ages consumed during his or her lifetime.
C) The digital revolution is bringing about not only socio-economic but also physical and cognitive changes.
4. Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming our world. Several initiatives have emerged in recent years to develop it in a humanly responsible manner and to democratize it among the population so that the latter can influence the decisions that concern them. The following initiatives have been taken in our country, with the exception of one. Which one?
A) A Canadian university has launched a free online course for all Canadian citizens on the basics and issues of AI.
B) AI has officially entered the Quebec school curriculum.
C) In partnership with a European country, Canada adopted a joint declaration to promote a human-centred vision of AI.
D) A declaration for the responsible development of artificial intelligence was created by leading actors in this field in Montreal.
5. The OECD has identified seven principles that should be integrated into any learning environment to ensure that it is truly effective and responsive to the needs of 21st-century learners. Select the appropriate term to complement each of the following principles related to the learning environment.
Terms: their cognitive background, “horizontal connectivity”, the social nature of learning, programs that require work and are stimulating for everyone, that learners are its essential participants
A) The learning environment builds on ________ and actively encourages well-organized cooperative learning.
B) It recognizes ________, encourages their active involvement and helps them understand their learning activity.
C) It is very attentive to the individual characteristics of its learners, particularly in terms of ________.
D) It designs ________, but not excessively so.
E) It strongly encourages ________ between fields of knowledge and disciplines, but also with the community and the world.