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The Evolving Classroom Dynamics

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Presentation given on May 24, 2011 at Algonquin College for the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism. The presentation focuses on student transition theory and how a better understanding of classroom …

Presentation given on May 24, 2011 at Algonquin College for the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism. The presentation focuses on student transition theory and how a better understanding of classroom composition can support student success.

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  • http://www.kellyservices.ca/eprise/main/web/us/hr_manager/articles_sept07_generationhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Yhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_ZWhat’s up with Generation Y – Presentation, Jeremy McQuigge, 2010
  • http://lyceum.algonquincollege.com/innovation/innovationstation/?p=2108
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    • 1. TheEVOLVING classroom Dynamics   
      Hosted by: Jeremy McQuigge
      Student Transition Coordinator - Algonquin College
    • 2. Presentation Outline
      Purpose: to highlight why things are evolving in our classrooms
      Goals: 1) Introduce Generation Y
      2) 5-Insights on Engagement
      3) Non-homogeneous Learning Environments
      4) 7-Factors in Student Persistence
      5) 7-Vectors of Student Development
    • 3. Who am I?
      I am a Millennial/Gen-Y/Echo Boomer (1982-1995)
      February 22, 1985
      Eldest of 6 children who are all Gen Ys
      Student Transition Coordinator, Academic Partnerships
      Ontario Coordinator & Canadian Network Chair, National Orientation Directors Association
    • 4. Some Fast Facts on both Y & Z
      Generation Y
      Born 1982–1995
      At Algonquin 81% of population (est.)
      Needs to know the why or value of a task, course, etc.
      Hyper-confident but hyper-confused about the options.
      strong sense of civic duty, adept with modern
      technology, and great at teamwork
      70 million Generation Y employees
      Generation Z
      Born 1995 – 2010/12
      More individualistic / Self directed then Gen Y
      Academically proud
      Parents are advisors to this generation
    • 5. Insights into Generation Y: 5 Key Thoughts for Developing Engagement
      Gen Y students are not gifted at multitasking
      There is a clear ideology about the work/life balance
      The WHY or “Value” defines whether or not engagement will occur
      Every aspect of the request must be held in “Context” of the proposed value
      Engagement is ever changing and is unique to the individual and their situation
    • 6. The Algonquin Population
      Just who is sitting there in front…
    • 7. Fast Facts: Student Population
      Full-time   Over 18,000
      Continuing Education Over 36,000
      InternationalOver 1,000  
      Age 25 or older 18%
      Age 20 – 24 35%
      Less than 20   46%
      Female   50%
      Male   50%
    • 8. Persistence for all
      Learning the value of…
    • 9. Persistence
    • 10. 7-Factors in Student Persistence
      Research is showing that all traditional, international and transfer students require a balance of these 7 factors.
      Faculty is directly connected to:
      • Academic Related Skills
      • 11. Academic Self-Confidence
      • 12. Commitment to Academic Goals
      AND
      • Social Support
    • Check-In
      What does this mean for your students?
    • 13. 7 Vectors of Student Development
    • 14. Check-In
      Which of the 7 vectors do you feel we are responsible for in the classroom?
    • 15. Jeremy McQuigge
      Contact Info
      Student Transition Coordinator
      Office of Academic Partnerships
      Algonquin College
      1385 Woodroffe Ave. Ottawa
      Ontario Canada K2G 1V8
      mcquigj@algonquincollege.com
      Twitter: www.twitter.com/JeremyMcQuigge
      Facebook: www.facebook.com/jmcquigge
      Blog: www.jmcquigge.ca

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