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ERIC Number: EJ1206220
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb-13
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0889
iGen: What You Should Know about Post-Millennial Students
Beck, Leesa; Wright, Alexis
College and University, v94 n1 p21-22, 24-26 Feb 2019
The oldest Millennials are now well-established in their careers, requesting flex schedules so they can take their kids to soccer practice in the afternoons; they have little in common with the typical 18- to 22-year-old undergraduate in many college classrooms. For faculty at campuses serving primarily traditional students, it seems like a good time to shift their thinking toward the needs of a new generation of students, the oldest of whom are already in their early 20s and who increasingly are being referred to as the iGeneration (or iGen). Though other names have been suggested for this cohort--Generation Z, post-Millennials, the Homeland Generation, Generation We--iGen seems particularly poignant in that it pays homage to the historical significance of this being the first generation of true digital natives, digital technology having been widely available since their birth. This article highlights major factors shaping iGen such as technology, social media usage, generational diverseness, and Gen X parents. It goes on to provide educated predictions of what teachers can expect as more iGen students enter their classrooms addressing topics such as pedagogy, privacy, socio-cultural awareness, motivation, attitudes toward risk, mental health, and major and career choices. The article concludes with tips for communicating with iGen students.
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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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