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ERIC Number: ED517548
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-21
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
Designing Freshman Interest Groups That Address Millennial Learning Styles
Ratliff, Gerald Lee
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Residential Freshman Interest Groups (FIGS) have recently become a popular instructional and social model for academic and student affairs colleagues who are concerned that millennial students learn to reflect on life experiences and daily events as part of the learning process. An introductory FIG program recognizes that millennial students are in the initial stages of an academic transition and social assimilation that requires increasingly more collaborative and interactive learning experiences that make explicit connections between academic learning and student life. The integration of academic learning and student development, however, demands that we as administrators and directors also become more active participants in the educational enterprise by providing a caring and supportive learning environment in which millennial students begin to play a major role in their own learning while they are engaged in classroom instruction and residential living activities that enrich their lives and enhance their potential career success.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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