EDU 909 Understanding Today's Students
This course delves into the powerful societal and technological influences contributing to the development of today's students. As the influences of postmodernism shift our world from rational to experiential problem solving, technology moves us from linear to complex thinking, and collaboration replaces individual responsibility, students are learning in a world that has changed dramatically.
Understanding Today's Students examines the corresponding shift in student behaviors and worldviews from older generations, and explores the opportunities and challenges represented by a new type of student. Strategies are discussed for equipping and empowering today's students for a strong future.
*Participants in this course will have a mandatory, synchronous, video conference session. The date and time are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
This course has helped me get to know the generation of students I am teaching today. This will allow me to create instruction that will best meet their needs.J.H., Special Education Teacher
the reflections on how I should react to technology useB.R., World Languages Teacher
The insight as to the dangers of the abuse of technology.M.C.
I think I have a better idea on why students act the way they do and have a better understanding of how to handle it.A.W., Math Teacher
This course provided me with a wealth of knowledge about what students are currently experiencing and some of the reasons behind their behavior and issues.S.S.
I really liked the course forums. I like to collaborate with peers who are in the same situation as I am in. It is nice to get others opinions and thoughts on subjects.A.R., Language Arts Teacher
perfect balance of the pros/cons of technology in our world today--super practicalH.M., Special Education Teacher
I really enjoyed the insight that this course gave me on students and their minds/culture.A.W., Math Teacher
SignificantlyT.E., Math Teacher
The assignments could be incorporated into my teaching/classroom.A.F.
I thought the information about today's students was very eye opening and useful.D.F.
I am much more informed about today's students and want to continue to learn and modify my lesson plans.R.Y., Special Education Teacher
Offers great insight on the student that is present in the classroom today compared to 5-10 years ago.C.M., Language Arts Teacher
The content really changed my perspective on children today, and I feel that I will now be able to serve this generation better in my classroom.A.S., Elementary Teacher
This course was very beneficial. It helped me better understand my students, and how technology has shaped their lives.J.W., Math Teacher