ERIC Number: EJ741200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Teaching Millennials, Our Newest Cultural Cohort
McGlynn, Angela Provitera
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v71 n4 p12-16 Dec 2005
In this article, the author focuses on teaching the Millennials how to become effective learners and guiding them to hone their critical-thinking skills. Millennials are the children of the Baby Boomer generation, and some are the offspring of the early wave members of Generation X. These students learn differently and interact differently than former students and than their older classmates. To best serve this new cultural cohort in facilitating learning, it is essential for faculty to understand their students through the lens of the culture and history in which they were actually raised. Here, the author suggests teachers to invent some new teaching and learning strategies and learn to use technology effectively to enhance learning, and discusses what Millennials seem to prefer and then what makes the most sense from a cognitive learning perspective.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking, Population Groups, College Students, Learning, Learning Strategies, Active Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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