Why Edu-techs are at a vantage point to fix the Upper Secondary.

A very leaky bucket: only a very small fraction of students actually complete STEAM University degrees.

What is the purpose of Secondary Education?

Fixing adult training is not enough, we need to fix the Upper Secondary (and the University first-years’) as well — the current model is not serving what should be the STEAM generation.

What is the current situation?

How we got here

The Portuguese Upper Secondary system

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Upper Secondary Areas of study

Area 1 — Science and Technology

Area 2 — Socioeconomic Sciences

Area 3 — Languages ​​and Humanities

Area 4 — Visual Arts

So, how do students choose which area to go to?

Two examples of matrices like those in Raven’s test. (A) Example of an item containing a pairwise incremental rule and a distribution of three permutation rules. (B) Example of an item containing a constant rule and a distribution of two (XOR) rules.

Why are we expecting our youngsters to choose a path for the rest of their lives at 14 years old? When they are not legally allowed to work, drink, smoke, drive or vote.

The current system is beyond broken! Because it leads to a huge penalty on students’ future prospects. And it’s divorcing talented, smart students from STEAM, at an age they can’t really make an informed choice.

What we found after 20 hours of user research with students and recent graduates

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No Student is the same

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How can we fix the Upper Secondary?

The major fix

How we’ve used Radhika Dutt’s vision & Goals setting framework to design our Patch fix: Our program proposal

Wrapping up

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