Six out of 10 students hope to see IT and computers as a core part of the school curriculum within the next 10 years.
Around 65% of school students said they have an interest in learning coding in school, with one in three students saying they haven’t had the opportunity to do this.
Over 50% of students consider computers and IT to be the subjects most important to their future careers.
New research, commissioned by Microsoft Store Australia, has highlighted the growing student demand for tech-based tools and skills in school.
The research reveals that Aussie kids are excited to learn via advanced technology and are prioritising STEM based education to get themselves ready for the jobs of the future.
The research reveals that 65%of students aged 10-16 years old in Australia have an interest in learning more STEM focused skills, like coding in school, with one in three students saying they are not taught this currently.
Further to this, the research showcases Aussie kids value STEM based subjects as the most relevant to their jobs in the future, prioritising computers (61%), IT (63%) and science (57%) over traditionally preferred subjects, such as PE (45%), English (51%) and music (44%).
The research results also indicate that Aussie kids are excited about new learning tools and experiences in the classroom of the future.
Also 21% of students say they would like more opportunities to learn outside of the physical classroom, 42% of students say they would like to interact more with classroom computers via touch screen, and 27% would like to be able to interact with computers via voice command.