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ERIC Number: EJ995926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Essentials for Engaged 21st-Century Students
Jones, Virginia R.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), v87 n7 p16-19 Oct 2012
The Millennial Generation is a subject of paramount interest for 21st-century educators. It is a generation unlike its predecessors, with some stating it is the most intelligent consumer generation in history. Experts in the fields of neurobiology and psychology have found that Millennial brains may actually be "physically different" because of the bombardment of digital input received from birth. Additionally, this generation is the most protected in history, indulged and consulted by their families on important family decisions. They rebel against the traditional styles of previous generations, and they demand technology-rich learning with supportive feedback to assist them on their learning pathway. This article deconstructs the students of the Millennial Generation--their learning styles, study habits, and needs. Find out what makes Millennials tick and how to reach and engage these leaders of the future. (Contains 7 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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