Teaching and Learning
This Workshop Will Give You The Ability To...
Understand basic characterizations of the 21st century learner
Describe differences in generational learning preferences
Develop powerful pedagogy strategies that reinforce active and engaged student-centered learning
Administer 21st century teaching and learning approaches in the classroom
Recognize current research-based teaching and learning principles
Overview of Topic
Universities must acknowledge the 21st century student. Students today want content that is valuable, interactive, and based on real-world issues. The “sage” on the stage model is viewed by many students as archaic and outdated. This new student necessitates a new professor and a new professorate. What does this mean for you as a faculty member or your academic institution? It means faculty development is of renewed importance and should be an urgent concern. This workshop will address the 21st century learner and provide strategies for engaging and student-centered pedagogy.
The primary audience for this session includes university administration and faculty members. This workshop can easily be adapted to engage large-scale faculty audiences, like those who attend conference keynote sessions, or smaller institution-specific faculty groups. Individual faculty members who are looking for personal professional development are also encouraged to consider this session. Additionally, while this session is primarily suited for higher education, it can be adapted for corporate audiences and corporate trainers who want guidance in developing employee-centered training and development.