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ERIC Number: EJ1069423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1947-380X
The Millennial Student: A New Generation of Learners
Monaco, Michele; Martin, Malissa
Athletic Training Education Journal, v2 n2 p42-46 Apr-Jun 2007
Objective: Each generation comes to college with varying characteristics that distinguish them from their predecessors. Teaching has evolved into a learning centered classroom that focuses on student learning rather than on teacher delivery. The purpose of this article is to introduce the Millennial Student and identify various characteristics that influence teaching and learning. Background: A new generation of learners has immersed themselves in the college classroom. They are determined, driven achievers who depend on technology and their support system. The method of teaching ten years ago is not the method to achieve learning with this generation. Their characteristics mimic the characteristics of the Silent Generation, those who were born between the years of 1925-1942, and are now grandparents to the Millennial. The Millennial are quite opposite of their predecessors, Generation X. Description: There are key descriptors of the Millennial Generation that define their characteristics as a society. These characteristics are identified with a strategy to understand and use as teachers implement learning. A paradigm shift is occurring, and higher education cannot ignore the needs of these students. Teachers are taking on various roles in and out of the classroom to achieve student learning and successful teaching. Athletic training education serves the Millennial Generation not only in the classroom, but in the clinical setting as well. A new understanding of this student allows educators to develop learning skills didactically and clinically. Advantages: Through the evolution of society, media, technology, and communication, teachers must understand their audience in order to develop instructional methods and delivery styles that will produce effective learning outcomes in the Millennial Student.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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