Nearly half of students feel what they learn outside of the classroom is more important to their future careers as what they learn inside.

Educators agree that technology defines Gen Z. Some have a different take on the relationship between technology and creativity seeing it as a potential hindrance to creativity and independent thinking but they overwhelmingly feel that technology has revolutionized the way they teach Gen Z students.
Nine out of ten teachers see creativity as central to future careers; 93% of students view technology as key

A central theme that surfaced from the research underscores the increasing importance of creativity and technology in shaping future careers and solving many of the problems the world faces today. In fact, a staggering 85 percent of students and 91 percent of teachers see creativity as essential to students’ future careers, and 93 percent of students and 73 percent of teachers view technology as key to their career preparedness. Gen Z students shared that classes focusing on computers and technology are among their favorites to take and will best prepare them for their futures.

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 surveyed1 expressed 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.

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