Global Confidence Poll Reveals Gap In STEAM Learning; Hands-On Learning Critical To Boosting Confidence

In February 2019, The Harris Poll conducted a study of 5,002 students, 5,001 parents and 1,152 teachers in five countries around the world on behalf of LEGO Education to understand the role confidence plays in STEAM learning. The results revealed that fewer than 1 in 5 students feel “very confident” when it comes to learning STEAM subjects — and that hands-on learning tools have the potential to improve educational outcomes that prepare students for the future. This is something both teachers and students agree on: 95 percent of teachers and 89 percent of students say hands-on lessons build more confidence in STEAM subjects.

This is a critical gap to fill, with millions of jobs awaiting students with STEAM skills within the next ten years, and with only 21 percent of teachers saying their students have the practical skills necessary to succeed in that space.

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