“Engaging the Millennial Learner” will be held Thursday, August 25, 1-4 p.m. in Commons 331, with lunch at 12:30 p.m.
What factors influence student motivation and desire to learn? Obviously, there are some influences beyond the professor’s control, but research in educational psychology suggests that one thing we can do to increase student engagement is to create learning environments that are in some ways linked to, and supportive of, the current student culture.
During this participatory session, we will briefly review the literature regarding the culture of the Millennial student and apply the findings of the presenter’s research regarding Millennial student culture. Throughout the workshop, participants will engage in activities that will require them to reflect on their own teaching methods and/or institutional practices.