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
Understanding Today's Students will provide valuable insights to anyone who works with young people.A.R., Tech Specialist
I thought the information about today's students was very eye opening and useful.D.F.
I was intrigued by the research that shows how today's students are neurologically different because of the presence of technology in their lives. The research does not lie, we need to implement different tactics to reach today's students.M.T., Math Teacher
The information was very interesting. I appreciated both course texts because they provided excellent information and realistic tips for teachers and educators.B.D., Language Arts Teacher
Characteristics of today's students and parents as well as the research being done on how tech is affecting kids.T.E., Math Teacher
The assignments could be incorporated into my teaching/classroom.A.F.
I really thought it was relevant for today's educators and was nice to collaborate with others and find out that what I'm seeing is happening everywhere!M.H., Elementary Teacher
Very informative as to how generation z is different that previous generations.C.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
This course was very insightful for how teach today's students.A.C., Math Teacher
The information is already being implementing in the classroomM.B., Elementary Teacher
Gathering information about making technology handouts for parents and students.A.C., Math Teacher
SignificantlyT.E., Math Teacher
I have a better understanding of how my students see the world with technology.G.C., Language Arts Teacher
Completing the lesson plan review forced me to take the time do to what has been necessary for some time. I am also helping some other teachers in my building alter their viewpoints in understanding today's students and parents. I really enjoyed both books a lot and have recommended them to colleagues and parents.K.K.