How To Teach Today's Students
Stand in the back of a large enrollment course today, and you’ll likely see students engaging in a range of activities that simply weren’t possible a decade ago. Certainly laptops and mobile devices are among the variables impacting instruction today, but it is often argued that today’s college students are different in many respects from past generations. The central question, then, may be do students learn differently than previous generations.
This interactive session will consider the recent research regarding how today’s students learn and the new vocabulary concerning students will be examined. Multitasking, learning styles, and other concepts will be critically examined. Empirical research regarding what we actually know about today’s college students will be presented that suggests strategies and practices. Research-informed guidance for those who teach, especially at the undergraduate level, will be a hallmark of this session.