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ERIC Number: EJ1166702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
Beyond Millennials: Engaging Generation Z in Business Law Classes
Cameron, Elizabeth A.; Pagnattaro, Marisa Anne
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v34 n2 p317-324 Sum 2017
When millennial students take out cell phones in class and are typing, the first response many professors have is that the students are "not" completely engaged, when in fact students are taking notes at impressive speeds. Facing similar criticism in a workplace setting, seventeen-year-old Jonah Stillman protested, "I'm not Texting. I'm taking Notes." As with any generation, being effective at teaching is "dependent upon the interaction between the instructor's subject-matter knowledge and teaching (pedagogical) ability." Three major learning styles include: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. If faculty can incorporate diverse learning styles throughout the semester, less students will be left behind. When teaching Gen Z students, it is worthwhile to blend techniques to create an active learning environment. This discussion describes the three major learning styles and provides classroom suggestions. By adopting diverse learning strategies (such as visual, auditory, and kinesthetic), professors increase the ability to connect Gen Z students to course content. Providing information, stimulation, and connection is the key to reaching Generation Z students. Adopting new and innovative teaching techniques inspires students' success and invigorates professors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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