Proposal Title

Teaching the Millennial: Strategies Informed by Research

Proposal Abstract

In recent years, countless articles and books have been written about the current generation of undergraduates. Broad generalities regarding “Millennials” have been posited, with a common theme that consistently speaks to the ways digital technologies are increasingly changing these students. Conspicuously missing from these generalizations are actionable items for those who teach these students. This session will present a brief overview of the current stereotypes of undergraduate students and juxtapose these popular conceptions with our own systematic data, derived from quantitative and qualitative research. Participants in this session will engage with the notion of Digital Native and explore pragmatic ways to teach an ultimately diverse, though increasingly technologically engaged, student population. Participants will leave this session with a more accurate understanding of current student populations, and through facilitated brainstorming will learn new strategies to address specific student learning outcomes, such as information literacy and research skills.

Location

Room 2911

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Share

COinS
 
Mar 11th, 10:00 AM Mar 11th, 10:45 AM

Teaching the Millennial: Strategies Informed by Research

Room 2911

In recent years, countless articles and books have been written about the current generation of undergraduates. Broad generalities regarding “Millennials” have been posited, with a common theme that consistently speaks to the ways digital technologies are increasingly changing these students. Conspicuously missing from these generalizations are actionable items for those who teach these students. This session will present a brief overview of the current stereotypes of undergraduate students and juxtapose these popular conceptions with our own systematic data, derived from quantitative and qualitative research. Participants in this session will engage with the notion of Digital Native and explore pragmatic ways to teach an ultimately diverse, though increasingly technologically engaged, student population. Participants will leave this session with a more accurate understanding of current student populations, and through facilitated brainstorming will learn new strategies to address specific student learning outcomes, such as information literacy and research skills.