On 3 May, 2017 in Bratislava, the Institute for Public Affairs presented the results of its research project “Education in informatics as it is seen by graduates of primary and secondary schools”, which were summed up in the research study Education In Informatics As It Is Seen By Young People. The project was implemented with the financial support of the Slovak Telekom and Accenture Foundation Endowments at the Pontis Foundation.
The presented results are based on the representative survey conducted by IVO in cooperation with FOCUS research agency in February 2017 on a sample of 1,061 respondents of the age of 18 – 26 years.
The analysis is focused on the reflection of the current problems in education in informatics at elementary and secondary schools. The basic research questions/issues inter alia included:
- Where young people acquire the key knowledge of the work with ICT
- What is the level of their achieved computer skills
- Assessment of school preparation for ICT use in practice
- What lacks in education in informatics of young people and what are the reasons of it
- What are the requirements of practice on the computer skills of young people?
- What strategies young people choose to improve their computer skills
- Interest in the study of informatics and the reasons of lack of its attractiveness
The main objective of the project is to show policymakers, experts and competent institutions what are the biggest mistakes and shortcomings in current IT education as they are seen by the generation that is just entering the labor market.
Press release [PDF, in Slovak]
Informatické vzdelávanie optikou mladých - Research study [PDF, in Slovak]
Presentation of result [PDF, in Slovak]