Event Details

Wednesday, 01 November 2017
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Building 17 Room 202
UQ Location:
Learning Innovation Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Zarese Kisielewski
3365 6211
Org. Unit:
Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation

Event Description

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Evidence suggests that the current generations of students in our classrooms have particular characteristics and expectations that set them apart from previous generations.

For example, Gen Y students prefer active learning approaches in the classroom and are highly dependent on technology; they are more ethnically and racially diverse, and also more politically progressive; and research indicates that these students are also more narcissistic and entitled than previous generations.

Gen Z students are the most recent cohort of students to enter university; they are also reliant on technology, especially social media, and have been described as entrepreneurial, self-conscious, demanding, practical, and highly motivated. Both Gen Y and Gen Z students present educators with unique opportunities in the teaching and learning domain.

In this workshop, we will reflect on some of the challenges associated with teaching these students, and discuss our experiences creating effective learning activities and assessment with these cohorts. We will also consider some of the major skills that educators need to effectively engage and connect with these students, especially in large first year classes.

Directions to UQ

To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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