Event Title

Concurrent Session B: How the Millennial Generation Learns

Location

Room 168 Campus Center University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Event Website

http://www.umass.edu/sbs/news_events/news_stories/student_success_conference/first_annual_home.htm

Start Date

8-10-2010 11:00 AM

End Date

8-10-2010 12:00 PM

Description

In this workshop we will explore three questions: who are the folks who inhabit our classrooms, what do we need to know about them in order to create effective learning environments, and how might this knowledge lead us to tweak our own teaching? In the first part of the workshop Keene will share observations distilled largely from research undertaken from 2007‐10 by students in his senior capstone honors seminar, The Ethnography of Us (but also from Keene’s own ethnographic observations from his last decade of engaged teaching). In, The Ethnography of Us, students designed individual ethnographic projects to explore the question: who are the people in our classrooms and what is their disposition toward education, learning and the university? In the second half of the workshop we will discuss some of these observations, compare them with the experiences of session participants, and consider how we might fine‐tune our pedagogy to address the specific needs and dispositions of the Millennial generation.

 
Oct 8th, 11:00 AM Oct 8th, 12:00 PM

Concurrent Session B: How the Millennial Generation Learns

Room 168 Campus Center University of Massachusetts - Amherst

In this workshop we will explore three questions: who are the folks who inhabit our classrooms, what do we need to know about them in order to create effective learning environments, and how might this knowledge lead us to tweak our own teaching? In the first part of the workshop Keene will share observations distilled largely from research undertaken from 2007‐10 by students in his senior capstone honors seminar, The Ethnography of Us (but also from Keene’s own ethnographic observations from his last decade of engaged teaching). In, The Ethnography of Us, students designed individual ethnographic projects to explore the question: who are the people in our classrooms and what is their disposition toward education, learning and the university? In the second half of the workshop we will discuss some of these observations, compare them with the experiences of session participants, and consider how we might fine‐tune our pedagogy to address the specific needs and dispositions of the Millennial generation.

http://scholarworks.umass.edu/studentsuccess/2010/Oct8/23