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The Rocket program, together with the Augustinian schools, publish a study that reveals the digital habits of young people between the ages of 11 and 16
The company Rocket Ventures, led by Juan Gorchs, has carried out a study in Augustinian schools in Spain as part of its pioneering complementary training program for early ages, Rocket Certification. This program was born in 2019 at the San Agustín school in Madrid with a unique educational innovation pilot project, which after four years launched its next phase, the Rocket Institute: a complementary training platform that helps students from Augustinian schools to complement and reinforce their curriculum during their time at the school.
With the study, completed before the launch of the platform, it was intended to find out what the digital habits, aspirations and influences of students between the 6th grade of primary school and the 4th grade of ESO are.
The study sample comprises almost 200 students from three of the most innovative Augustinian schools —San Agustín de Zaragoza and Ntra. Señora del Buen Consejo and Valdeluz in Madrid—, a relevant sample to draw certain general conclusions about the trends in these ages. .
The Rocket Institute platform aims to create a highway of educational innovation that complements compulsory education. After having supervised more than 300 students in the Rocket program, its director, Juan Gorchs, highlights the importance of creating certain habits and acquiring certain complementary knowledge to reinforce education: "Our children face a future of work that is very different from ours. , dominated by technology, in which creativity, the ability to solve problems, innovation and the ease of departure will be key".
According to José Luis González Deza, coordinator of the Rocket program at San Agustín de Zaragoza, "the study reflects very interesting data that has helped us to design a large part of the strategy for creating and dosing our online training." Among them, the following stand out:
• 92% of the students interviewed had a smartphone.
• 65% of students spend, on average, between one and two hours a day using the smartphone, and 18% more than two hours a day.
• 97% of those who had a smartphone preferred video to view content. When asked what they had learned after spending so much time watching mostly video on their smartphones, the majority response (more than 90%) was nothing relevant.
On the other hand, when asked about the computer, more than 89% did not see it as a work tool, but rather as an extension of school tasks, and the vast majority of them acknowledged that they did not use it or used it very much. little for tasks that were not school.
Among the digital knowledge questions, most of the interviewees acknowledged not knowing anything about concepts such as blockchain, e-commerce, digital marketing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, etc., although they showed great interest in learning more about these innovative and creative.
Regarding their sources of training, in addition to school, more than 98% recognized that their three main information and training channels were YouTube, TikTok and Instagram.
"The study has revealed the urgent need to offer other training channels that are more guaranteed and organized than social networks, and that the main device be the computer, in order to turn it into a workstation and training tool" , concludes Juan Gorchs, who together with Julio, Fernando and José Luis, coordinators of the Rocket program in Valdeluz, Buen Consejo and Zaragoza, respectively, are preparing a new study on motivation in order to understand what are the keys to activate motivation in the youngest.
These three schools, together with San Agustín in Madrid and in collaboration with Rocket Ventures, are firmly committed to educational innovation, through which they intend to lay the foundations for the education of the future. "We want our students to have the possibility of complementing their training and their CV with the most efficient method, and that they really leave prepared for the future work that awaits them," says Ildefonso Trigueros, director of the San Agustín school in Madrid.
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