The Millennial Student & Teaching

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The Millennial Student & Teaching

  1. 1. THE MILLENNIAL STUDENT Chrystal D. Porter, PhD, EdS
  2. 2. TODAY’S AGENDA My Background Re-cap Jean Twenge’s: Generation Me Framework for Discussion College Student Development Theories College Student Attitudes Discussion about how do you best serve millennial students here at Endicott
  3. 3. Collegiate Expectations Chrystal Denmark Porter, Ph.D., Ed.S.
  4. 4. CLIFF NOTES Young People Are... Narcissistic Video Link
  5. 5. CLIFF NOTES Young People Are... Narcissistic Video Link
  6. 6. STUDENT DEVELOPMENT THEORIES Assess how students react to their environment and maneuver through the educational process “This class of theories have been dominated by, but not restricted to psychological ‘stage’ theories, which posit one or another level of development through which individuals pass in a presumably invariant and hierarchical sequence” Pascarella & Terenzini, 1991, p. 17
  7. 7. CHICKERING’S SEVEN VECTORS (1969) The linear progression that students experience as they are developing their sense of self and their identity Achieving Competence Managing Emotion Developing Autonomy Establishing Identity Developing Mature Relationships Developing Purpose
  8. 8. PERRY’S SCHEME (1970) As individuals advances through schemes or levels, the acquire perspective concerning what they consider to be their personal truth Cluster 1: Dualism Cluster 2: Multiplicity Cluster 3: Relativism Cluster 4: Commitment
  9. 9. KOHLBERG’S THEORY (1969) Designates three levels of moral reasoning or cognitive processes that an individual may be operating in when he/ she is obligated to make decisions Level 1: Preconventional Level 2: Conventional Level 3: Post-Concentional
  10. 10. KING & KITCHNER’S REFLECTIVE JUDGEMENT (1994) Succession of events students partake as they identify their personal truth, beliefs, & opinions Prereflective thinking Quasi reflective thinking Reflective thinking
  11. 11. COLLEGE STUDENT ATTITUDES Results from numerous studies have revealed that contemporary college students are, in fact, greatly affected by the culture economically, politically, socially, and psychosocially Distinct factors students are dealing with: Stressed Disappointed Constantly Filtering Information* Being Special/Entitlement (Helicopter Parents) Education is another transaction “Edutainment” is the preferred form of education
  12. 12. IS THE SYSTEM FAILING THEM? Millennial’s view academic learning as something that should be results oriented. They are well versed about benefits of attending college, may have pre-established notions about the experiences they should be having, including experiences within their academic courses “Design of instruction” is most critical in creating significant learning environments. However it is the element few instructors receive instruction and most rely on “tradition” or “comfort” Video Link
  13. 13. IS THE SYSTEM FAILING THEM? Millennial’s view academic learning as something that should be results oriented. They are well versed about benefits of attending college, may have pre-established notions about the experiences they should be having, including experiences within their academic courses “Design of instruction” is most critical in creating significant learning environments. However it is the element few instructors receive instruction and most rely on “tradition” or “comfort” Video Link
  14. 14. IS THE SYSTEM NARCISSISTIC? Are instructors willing to step down from their role of designated expert? Are instructors willing to incorporate classroom management, teaching strategies , & design curriculums that truly do follow the spirit of student-centered learning? Video Link
  15. 15. IS THE SYSTEM NARCISSISTIC? Are instructors willing to step down from their role of designated expert? Are instructors willing to incorporate classroom management, teaching strategies , & design curriculums that truly do follow the spirit of student-centered learning? Video Link
  16. 16. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO EDUCATE OUR STUDENTS? Video: A Vision of Students Today Video Link
  17. 17. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO EDUCATE OUR STUDENTS? Video: A Vision of Students Today Video Link
  18. 18. THANK YOU.
  19. 19. Want more? Visit: www.DrChrystal.com

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