The World’s Largest Lesson – an initiative led by Project Everyone and UNICEF – and NetApp a cloud-led, data-centric software company, recently announced the findings from one of the largest global surveys of education ever which garnered 37,000 responses from young people in more than countries including India, many sharing their views for the first time.
The gamified survey was conducted to understand the student sentiments towards modernising education. It claimed that 77 per cent of students are happy to be back at school after COVID-19. They also shared ideas on what they wanted to see in the post-covid education system.
“Students are imagining a future that is very different from the one their current curriculums were developed for. They want to be ready to thrive in new, green economies and to help build a sustainable world,” Alison Bellwood, Executive Director of World’s Largest Lesson.
According to the survey, 61 per cent of students in the world believe that they are being laggards in terms of getting essential digital skillsets like coding and programming. Among 5,000 Indian students, nearly 50 per cent said that they are learning a range of digital skills.
Among the 37,000 students, 59 per cent of the global students asked for financial literacy, while 55 per cent wanted to understand the process of analysing data.
“Today, data has increasingly become the foundation for making informed decisions, and we are committed to empowering students to use this to drive positive change in the world,” he added.
“Working with data enables critical thinking and encourages young minds to ask questions founded on data. The world today can greatly benefit from objective thinking, and we want to encourage youngsters to develop this skill to help them thrive in an increasingly data-driven world,” said Ravi Chhabria, Managing Director (MD) of NetApp India.