Translating GenerationMe Insights into Strategies for Enhanced Engagement
Have you felt frustrated or confused by the range of generational characteristics you have observed in your traditional-aged college students?
These GenerationMe students (also known as GenY, Millennials, or NetGen) have grown up in a continuously changing world characterized by varying degrees of structure, technology, and expectations. Understanding key generational themes can help when we design and deliver our courses, and when we interact with our students.
Presenters Lindsay Peters and Michelle Rodems will offer you strategies for how you can leverage a generational perspective in your teaching to deepen student engagement and learning.
After completion of the session, you will be able to:
- Identify themes and characteristics of the current, traditional-aged college student population
- Describe how the 21st Century learning environment may be experienced by GenerationMe learners
- Generate possible implications of GenerationMe traits and characteristics for how you teach and interact with students (and how they interact with you)
- Identify teaching strategies for increasing your students’ engagement and learning
10/01/2013Thursday, 12:30–1:45 p.m.Delphi Center Lab
Lindsay Peters is the graduate assistant for Ideas to Action (i2a) and provides assistance and support for programs and services across the initiative. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Western Kentucky University, Lindsay worked in recruiting with Northwestern Mutual for two years. Lindsay is currently working toward her Masters of Education in College Student Personnel.
Dr. Michelle Rodems is program manager for the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS) and the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. In her current role, Michelle acts as a liaison between the graduate student professional development efforts of SIGS and the faculty professional development efforts of the Delphi Center. Her research and professional interests include teaching and learning in higher education, educational technology and social media, and collaboration between faculty, student affairs and academic affairs.