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.
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Excellent content!E.C., Special Education 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.
The books readings were the most valuable.J.B., Elementary Teacher
From all texts that I have read for courses, the two books were the most valuable resources I have read so far.K.I., Elementary Teacher
The forum discussions and hearing from other teachers was the most beneficial.C.H., Math Teacher
It was very practical and beneficial.A.F.
I will certainly be keeping the information gained in mind as I move forward to plan lessons that provide real interactions with my students.C.H., Math Teacher
The Digital Citizenship Lesson was a great assignment, and the course readings were very interesting and informative.O.S., Special Education Teacher
Very informative as to how generation z is different that previous generations.C.S.
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
Eye opening course about impact of technology.R.H., Elementary Teacher
Understanding Today's Students will provide valuable insights to anyone who works with young people.A.R., Tech Specialist
I really liked how this class had us look at the reality of how technology is affecting our youth today. It gave me a different perspective that some of the classes didn't.C.G.
I have better insight on how my students brains work- digital natives.R.B., Social Studies Teacher
I liked the assignments that were applicable to my classroom (lesson plan review and digital citizenship lesson)C.R., Special Education Teacher