- Survey conducted by Quest Alliance in Mysuru and Tumakuru districts of Karnataka * Kantar in association with IBM and Quest Alliance to provide experiential science education to 40,000 high school students in 9 districts of Karnataka to encourage scientific temper
- November 02, Bengaluru: A survey among high school students has revealed that only 13% of the students are curious to explore technology behind gadgets used in daily life.
The survey on ‘behaviour and attitude of high school students in Karnataka towards technology and 21st century skills’ was conducted by non-profit organization Quest Alliance among 1,572 high school students of Karnataka. The research revealed that only 11% of the girls and 16% of the boys are curious enough to explore technology behind day-to-day gadgets. The survey was conducted in as many as 27 schools in Mysuru and Tumakuru districts of Karnataka.
Announcing the survey findings at a press conference in Bengaluru on Wednesday, Neha Parti, Director (Schools), Quest Alliance, said that the research clearly highlights the need for improving 21st century skills and scientific temper among our students in rural areas.
In this context, Kantar, a leading global insights firm and IBM, a global technology firm, have come together to launch a programme to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education among 40,000 high school students in nine districts of Karnataka. Quest Alliance, the knowledge partner, will roll out the programme in Mysuru, Tumakuru, Bengaluru Rural, Chitradurga, Yadgir, Raichur, Gadag, Hassan and Chikkaballapura districts.
“This programme will provide experiential learning to students through ‘learning by doing’ approach. This means that these 40,000 high school students will no longer need to memorize complex scientific concepts from textbooks. Through this programme, students will get an opportunity to tinker and build tech-based solutions to problems that they identify,” Neha added – 9341997936)
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