Inflation has impacted or will negatively impact the cost of the school year for Spaniards, who will spend an average of 419 euros per child, although they see digital tools as a way to save between 11 % and 30 %.
Compared to last year, an increase in the average cost per child of 94.84 euros is perceived. The autonomous communities most affected by inflation are Asturias, Canarias, Aragón, Castilla y León and the Community of Madrid. This is how a recent survey carried out by the GoStudent private class platform collects it.
53 % of Spaniards allocate between 11 % and 30 % of their salary to expenses related to going back to school and consider that the use of digital tools can help minimize this expense: 43 % of parents in our country think that, for example, e-books or online tutoring could help them save considerably.
On the other hand, those surveyed affirm that this year the cost per child will rise to 419 euros on average compared to 324 euros the previous year, which represents an increase of almost 30 %. The great part of this expense comes from the purchase of books and school supplies, uniforms as well as extracurricular and support activities (73 % of Spanish parents have enrolled their children in private classes at least once and 52 % are considering it) for the new course.
Another of the noteworthy aspects of the study is that 72 % consider private online classes as a good way to save resources, thanks to their flexible nature and variety of schedules. And, more specifically, almost 50 % of those surveyed affirm that the use of private online classes will help save on their children’s academic training during this course.
New technologies stand out in the educational sector
The students that today are found in primary and secondary classrooms are digital natives and for this reason the educational sector is adopting new technologies to incorporate new ways of teaching through video games, artificial intelligence (AI) or computer science virtual reality.
The applications of technologies such as AI allow the creation of personalized educational plans for each student based on the profile and needs of each student. In Spain, 23 % of schools have adaptive learning tools. In addition, ‘online’ tutorials already account for 14 % of the total number of private classes that take place every day.
According to the GoStudent Education Report, Spanish parents have the best opinion about adaptive learning and the use of artificial intelligence in education. 55 % welcome these technologies taking part in their children’s education.
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