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Who is Generation Z and How Do We Teach Them  

University LibrariesBorn between 1995 and 2015, Generation Z brings its own unique needs and expectations to the higher education campus. In these interactive sessions, co-facilitated by Dr. Renee Robinson and the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center, participants will learn about the students known as Generation Z and will learn about the preferences of Gen Z, including social media, their likes and dislikes, and how they have been affected by the pandemic.

The first workshop, Who is Generation Z and How Do We Teach Them? will take place on March 15th at 3:00 p.m.. In this interactive session, participants will learn about the students known as GenZ. Born between 1995 and 2015, Generation Z brings its own unique needs and expectations to the higher education campus. After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least four characteristics of GenZ
  • List the historical events that shaped this generation
  • Analyze pre-conceived ideas about GenZ
  • Apply new knowledge to create appropriate learning activities for GenZ

The second workshop, Understanding GenZ Culture, will take place on March 23rd at 1:00 p.m.. In this interactive session, participants will learn about the preferences of Generation Z, including social media, their likes and dislikes, and how they have been affected by the Pandemic.

All participants will leave the workshop with a better understanding of what motivates GenZ, several teaching methods that they can immediately implement in their classes, and ideas for some new techniques to use in the future. After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • List at least three characteristics of GenZ
  • Identify best practices for engaging GenZ in the classroom
  • Brainstorm techniques they wish to try in their classroom

Dr. Robinson, the interim Dean of Communication and the Arts and Professor of Communication, just recently published “Communication Instruction in the Generation Z Classroom: Educational Explorations”

Categories: Science and Technology

For more information, please contact:

  • Renee Cicchino
  • (973) 313-6249
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