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From: The Huffington Post

How Educators Can Engage Millennial Minds

The Huffington Post:

Millennials, the generation who are always one step ahead when it comes to knowing what they want and how to get it. They are the generation who value experiences above anything else and it’s likely because of how much information they have at their fingertips. I imagine it like a boat in a sea of data, without a compass.

How the millennial generation learns today is also changed drastically for the same reasons.
Millennials are the most tech-savvy generation to date (obviously). Tell a millennial to take notes in class with pen and paper today and you’re bound to get a look of dismay. Today it’s all about note-taking apps, tablets and laptops in the classroom. Remember, this is the generation that was raised with the Internet and other technologies. This has left professors in need of adapting to the millennial generation’s way of doing and learning.

The process of experiential learning is being used more and more by post-secondary institutions today. Award wersity of Waterloo have some great advice on how they engage millennial students using this process.inning professors at the Univ

Universities and colleges are keeping up with how the millennial generation learns by adapting to the psychological characteristics of millennials to some extent. If professors use the learning process of millennials, they have more productive learners in the classroom. Doing so is as simple as the advice and teaching tips provided in Association For Psychological Science, which outlines four tips for teaching millennials. Other psychological-based studies on how millennials learn have made the correlation between millennials’ expectation for success and the effort they put in the classroom.

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very true. it also means we have to continue to develop curriculum on the cutting-edge to meet millennial needs.

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