Education 'lags' in preparing students

2010-07-08 15:13

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Cape Town - University students worldwide are very concerned with globalisation and sustainability, but less than half believe their education has prepared them to address these issues, according to a study released on Thursday.

"Students describe a gap in this generation's training to cope with issues so complex and interconnected, but a strong belief that information technologies can bridge the gap," IBM said in a statement.

The study, conducted through IBM's institute for business value, was based on the views of more than 3 600 students in over 40 countries.

IBM said the study showed that students who grew up in the digital age would lean more heavily on data analysis than on gut instinct or existing best practices to reach their goals as future business leaders.

Growing up more globally connected, students saw the shocks and threats of globalisation, but were more prone to view it as an opportunity.

They were strongly committed to a global view of shared responsibility for both environmental issues and societal prosperity.

Despite the current economic environment, the study showed that students had an optimistic outlook about what lay ahead and their capacity to change the world.
- SAPA
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