by Bill Rozaitis, Education Specialist, Center for Teaching and Learning

Meeting Millennials

When teachers get together to talk about their work, the conversation inevitably comes round to the students they’re teaching—their habits, the challenges they’re facing, and the challenges they pose as learners.  One of the best resources on this topic that I’ve found is this video by Michael Wesch, a cultural anthropologist at Kansas State who asked his students a simple question:

What’s it like being a student today?

Their responses – at once provocative and disturbing – have a lot to tell us about the current generation of college students and how we, as educators, can create environments that help them learn.

One of things I take away from the video is the clear mismatch between how students say they want to learn and how they are actually taught.  Wesch’s students seem to feel that they’re not…

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