Generational Differences
Generational Differences
Theory that people born
within an approximately 20
year time period share a
common set of charact...
Generational Boundaries
• GI Generation

– Born between 1901 and 1924

• Silent Generation

– Born between 1925 and 1945

...
Historical Influences
Boomers:

Gen X:

Today’s Student:

• Civil Rights
• Sexual
Revolution
• Cold War
• Space travel
• A...
This Generation’s Numbers
• 60 million - largest
group since the Baby
Boomers (72 million)
• 3 times larger than
Generatio...
Today’s Student: Which Fit Your
Students?
Gamers

Digital Natives

Socially
Conscious

Disdain Previous
Generations

High ...
Today’s Student
• Generation Y
• Echo
• Net Generation
• Neomillennials
• Generation
NeXt
• Millennials
• Generation Me
• ...
So, let’s
take a
closer look
at the
labels
ascribed to
this
generation
of
students…
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IT6230 - Generation Unit Intro

  1. 1. Generational Differences
  2. 2. Generational Differences Theory that people born within an approximately 20 year time period share a common set of characteristics based upon the historical experiences, economic and social conditions, technological advances and other societal changes they have in common
  3. 3. Generational Boundaries • GI Generation – Born between 1901 and 1924 • Silent Generation – Born between 1925 and 1945 • Baby Boomers – Born between 1946 and 1964 • Generation X – Born between 1965 and 1980 • Today’s Student – Millennials: Born between 1981 and 2000 – Edge Generation: Born between 2000 and 2020
  4. 4. Historical Influences Boomers: Gen X: Today’s Student: • Civil Rights • Sexual Revolution • Cold War • Space travel • Assassinations • Fall of Berlin Wall • Watergate • AIDS • Desert Storm • Energy Crisis • • • • • School shootings Oklahoma City Internet 9/11 Iraq
  5. 5. This Generation’s Numbers • 60 million - largest group since the Baby Boomers (72 million) • 3 times larger than Generation X • Teen population is growing at twice the rate of the rest of America • Make up ~1/3 of U.S. population
  6. 6. Today’s Student: Which Fit Your Students? Gamers Digital Natives Socially Conscious Disdain Previous Generations High Expectations Spoiled Rotten Respect Intelligence Value Diversity Expect Incomes Experiential Exceeding Parents Learners Optimistic and Family Oriented Positive Collaborative Nomadic Inclusive Have More Friends Healthy Lifestyle Clueless Direct More Liberal Achievement Oriented Media Consumer Patriotic More Conservative Value Balanced Lives Multi-tasker Confident Entitled
  7. 7. Today’s Student • Generation Y • Echo • Net Generation • Neomillennials • Generation NeXt • Millennials • Generation Me • Digital Natives
  8. 8. So, let’s take a closer look at the labels ascribed to this generation of students…
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