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ERIC Number: EJ944218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
Effective Training for Millennial Students
Werth, Eric P.; Werth, Loredana
Adult Learning, v22 n3 p12-19 Sum 2011
A generational shift is occurring in training environments worldwide, a shift that promises to bring with it a dramatic and long-lasting impact. Just as years ago, those of the Baby Boomer generation passed the torch to Generation X, today the process is starting anew with Generation X and those who have come to be known as the Millennials. Millennials, also referred to in the literature as Generation Y, Nexters, the Net Generation, and Gamers, have been described as a challenging group to recruit and manage. Individuals of this generation may also present a problem for those who depend on traditional training methods to prepare them for work in a variety of professions. While a great deal has been written describing the characteristics of Millennials as well as what they value, much has yet to be discovered regarding best practices for the education and training of this group. The purpose of this article is to provide training administrators and educators with concrete suggestions on how to effectively facilitate the learning of Millennial generation students by analyzing current literature on the topic. The correlation between these suggestions and commonly used training practices is also investigated.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; United States