This week, Adobe released a report on the results of a global study, Gen Z in the classroom; creating the future. Data were collected from over 2000 students, aged 11 – 18 and over 1000 or their educators. Participants came from US, UK, Germany and Australia.
The late-2016 survey asked wide-ranging questions on perceptions of the GenZ creativity, differences between this and older generations, the challenges, how GenZs learn best, and preparedness for life after school.
Insights show that students and educators believe:
- technology and creativity are defining characteristics of GenZ
- students are excited about but feel unprepared for their future in the real world
- there should be more focus on hands-on creativity, the optimum means of learning. The curriculum needs to catch up
- being creative will play an integral role in the workplace
- increased access to digital tools will be an advantage in the future workplace