In order to understand the behavior of brazilian university students and to investigate the motivation of high school students towards undergraduate courses, Canvas – an educational technology company – commissioned a survey with brazilian students.
The results were gathered in a report and point out seven key findings about what students think about education in Brazil.
45% of students want a program developed in partnership with employers, so that the course becomes more relevant to the job market.
29% of high school students and 35% of college students think they will have to supplement what they learn at university with extra courses in other institutions.
27% of students want a blended learning experience (a mix between online and face-to-face activities) that includes both practical skills and theoretical knowledge.
69% of the students want to collaborate with other students of the university and 81% showed the desire to collaborate with employers.
The quality of the teachers is one of the main aspects that contributes to the process of decision making of 44% of the students of the secondary education.
Among university students, the number rises up to 62%.
40% of the students want an active experience, with access to learning materials at anytime, anywhere and from any device.
27% of students want a mixed learning experience with theory and practice.
84% of students consider collaboration between students important or very important during the course period.
Meanwhile, working in collaboration with employers is rated as important or very important by 83% of stuents.
For both high school and university students, aspects such as teaching style, quality of teaching, campus facilities and technologies as a support for learning are more important than factors such as size of university, social environment and number of graduates entering the job market.
Despite being ranked 9th among the world’s largest economies in relation to GDP and 7th place in purchase power, Brazil is not listed by students as a country that provides good education.
The United States, European countries, Australia and Far Eastern countries were cited in the survey as providing the best educational experience.