Who Are Generation Z Learners and What Do I Need to Know about Teaching Them?

While Millennials may have been the most-researched generation in history, we’re only now beginning to consider the next crop of incoming college students – Generation Z (students born from the mid-90s to late 2000s). Awareness of this generation’s traits, cultural and educational context, and background can help us design more effective courses and programs. In this session, you will learn about Generation Z and identify teaching strategies that may be particularly effective for promoting student learning and engagement.

As a result of attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast Generation Z traits with those of previous generations;
  • Consider the implications of these traits for your teaching and students’ learning; and
  • Identify teaching strategies for enhanced student engagement.

Session Date

  • 11/9/2015

    Monday, 12–1 p.m.
    Delphi Center Lab

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Presenter Bio

Michelle Rodems, Ph.D., is associate director for graduate student professional development for the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS). Michelle manages all interdisciplinary professional development for more than 4,000 UofL graduate students, including coordinating the PLAN professional development framework of academies, workshops, learning communities, and reading groups, as well as conducting individual consultations. Michelle’s research and professional interests include teaching and learning in higher education, student development and education, educational technology and social media, and professional development in higher education.

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