Incorporating creativity and technology in the education curriculum can help students gear up for a fast changing world, a new survey said today.
Titled “Gen Z in the Classroom: Creating the Future” by global software major Adobe, the study revealed that a staggering 95 per cent of students and 91 per cent of teachers see creativity as essential to the careers of Gen Z — roughly a 15-year bloc beginning around 1996, currently between five to 19 years old — students.
Further, 94 per cent of students and 90 per cent of teachers are of the view that technology-based tools play a key role in boosting creative thinking, which will help Gen Z students stand apart in the future workforce.
“With its rapid digital transformation story and world’s youngest millennial population, India is uniquely positioned as a country where its Gen Z students population has grown up in a tech-enabled and information-driven world,” Kulmeet Bawa, Managing Director, Adobe South Asia, said in a statement.
“The survey reiterates the need for creativity and technology in learning environments to thrive in tandem, and is symbolic of how India’s education curriculum needs to evolve, to help students, gear up for a fast changing world,” Bawa added.
Expressing concern about their future, 95 per cent of Gen Z students also believe that their future careers would involve more creativity than what exists today, stressing the urgent need to include more creativity in the classroom.
Gen Z students (62 per cent) and their teachers (56 per cent) also agreed that the best method for learning and teaching is through creativity and hands-on experiences.
“Technology as a base has enabled transformation in multiple ways and bringing this change in the education sector will make way for the future of our students and teachers would like to see,” Bawa said.
For the survey aimed at providing insights into student and teacher perspectives on learning, creativity and future readiness, Adobe surveyed 500 Gen Z students and 200 teachers across India.