Adobe has released a study at EDUCAUSE 2016 that provides insights into U.S. student and teacher perspectives on learning, creativity and the future workforce.
The Adobe study, “Gen Z in the Classroom: Creating the Future,”found that 75 percent of the more than 1,000 U.S. students between the ages of 11 and 17, and more than 400 Gen Z teachers surveyedexpressed a mutual wish to see an increased focus on creativity in the classroom. When asked if they thought their future careers would involve creating, 83 percent of students agreed, and 94 percent of teachers feel their Gen Z students will have careers that do not exist today.
Key Gen Z student and teacher findings include:
- 76 percent of students and 75 percent of teachers wish there was more of a focus on creativity in the classroom
- 85 percent of students and 91 percent of teachers see creativity as essential to students’ future careers
- 93 percent of students and 73 percent of teachers view technology as key to their career preparedness
- 83 percent of students believe their future careers will involve creating
- 94 percent of teachers feel their students will have careers that do not exist today
- 27 percent of students feel unprepared for the real world, and 34 percent of teachers agree
- 78 percent of students and 77 percent of teachers believe Gen Z learns best by creating and hands-on experiences
The full findings from Adobe’s survey, Gen Z in the Classroom: Creating the Future, are available for download at www.adobeeducate.com/genz.
To view the findings in infographic form, visit http://www.adobeeducate.com/genz/genzinclassroom.