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
I really liked the course, and I like that there were options to do the assignments (for example, a video feed versus a discussion post)M.K., Science Teacher
I thought the course was very informative. The content was interesting. Gained good insight on today's students.R.B., Social Studies Teacher
A greater understanding of the effects of technology on the student mind and development.M.C.
I will be more mindful of my student's time spent on iPads, ensuring they spend equal amounts of time spent on tech as spent interacting with others.O.S., Special Education Teacher
This course was very insightful for how teach today's students.A.C., Math Teacher
This course definitely helped me to see the larger picture of students today and how things have changed greatly with technology.K.K., Social Studies Teacher
I liked this course. I thought the books were really interesting to read and I enjoyed the projects that we had to do. They really made me think about how I am as a teacher.A.R., Language Arts Teacher
As teachers we are really only trained on the positives of technology. It was good to learn the other side and how to help protect the students.B.M., Special Education Teacher
I liked the assignments that were applicable to my classroom (lesson plan review and digital citizenship lesson)C.R., Special Education Teacher
The forum discussions and hearing from other teachers was the most beneficial.C.H., Math Teacher
Incredibly relevant content that was very eye-opening for me. I would certainly consider this to be a top-5 Eduspire course!N.K., Special Education Teacher
The readings were current and the professor genuinely loves what she is teaching.M.M., Math Teacher
Very prepared; very professional; very timely with her grading and return; personalized comments on my assignmentsT.L., Social Studies Teacher
I thought this course was very relevant for teaching today's youth.K.G., Science Teacher
It really gave me a fresh perspective to consider the way our students' minds work in light of their longstanding and ongoing exposure to technology.M.S., Reading Specialist