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  • 1. Generational Differences
  • 2. Generational differences: the 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. Generational Boundaries
    GI Generation “Greatest 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
    Born between 1981 and 2000
  • 4. Historical Influences
    Boomers:
    Civil Rights
    Sexual Revolution
    Cold War
    Space travel
    Assassinations
    Gen X:
    Fall of Berlin Wall
    Watergate
    AIDS
    Desert Storm
    Energy Crisis
    Today’s Student:
  • 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
    Made up 37% of U.S. population in 2005
  • 9. 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
    Made up 37% of U.S. population in 2005
  • 10. Today’s Student: Which Fit Your Students?
  • 11. Today’s Student
    Generation Y
    Echo
    Net Generation
    Neomillennials
    Generation NeXt
    Millennials
    Generation Me
    Digital Natives
    Generation txt
  • 12. Echo generation
    Foot, D. K. (1996).Boom, bust & echo: How to profit from the coming demographic shift. Toronto, ON: Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited.
  • 13. Net Generation
    Children of baby boomers
    Digital technology has had a profound impact on their personalities, including their attitudes and approach to learning
    Generation gap has become a generation lap
    Based on web-based surveys circulated on social networking websites
    Tapscott, D. (1997). Growing up digital: The rise of the net generation. New York: McGraw Hill.
  • 14. Millennials
    “…today's teens are recasting the image of youth from downbeat and alienated to upbeat and engaged.”
    Based upon survey research with a sample from Fairfax, VA
    Howe, N., & Strauss, W. (2000). Millennials rising: The next great generation. New York: Vintage Books.
  • 15. Digital Natives
    Belief that children today are natives with the digital technology because they grew up surrounded by it
    Common in the media
    No systematic research
    Makes unfounded assumptions about access to digital technology
    Prensky, M. (2001). Digital natives, digital immigrants. On the Horizon, 9(5). Retrieved from http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf
  • 16. Generation Me
    “Today's young people have been raised to aim for the stars at a time when it is more difficult than ever to get into college, find a good job, and afford a house. Their expectations are very high just as the world is becoming more competitive, so there's a huge clash between their expectations and reality.”
    Based on data systematically collected from the 1960s to the present
    Twenge, J. M. (2000).Generation me: Why today’s young Americans are more confident, assertive, entitled – and more miserable than ever before. NewYork: Free Press.
  • 17. So, let’s take a closer look at the labels ascribed to this generation of students…

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