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									Teaching Millennial Students

                         Bridget Arend
                   University of Denver

      TELECOOP Conference, April 2008
Where were you…
   on VJ Day?
   when John F. Kennedy was assassinated?
   when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded?
Generational Studies


                   Generational cohorts
                   Peer Personalities
Life Views
Traditional generation = Loyal
     Born before mid-1940s
     World Wars, the Great Depression, racial
      inequalities, GI Bill
     Faith in institutions, military style of management
     Conformity = success
Life Views
Baby Boomers = Optimistic
     Born early 1940s - early 1960s
     Space race, Civil Rights, Vietnam War, political
      assassinations, Watergate, sex & drugs,
      television
     Self-indulgence and inward focus
     Competitive
Life Views
Generation X = Skeptical
     Born early 1960s - 1980
     Destruction of the Berlin Wall, rise of AIDS,
      Chernobyl disaster, Tiananmen Square,
      consumerism, divorce, personal computer
     Era of at-risk & latchkey kids, Reality bites
      economy
     Criticized, critical, slackers
Life Views
Millennials = Realistic
     Born after 1981
     Computers, Internet, real wars on TV, extreme
      violence in schools, change is the norm
     Era of
         The wanted child –Adoption, fertilization technologies
         The protected child – Tylenol scare, Columbine
         The worthy child – Mr. Rogers/Barney “you are special”
         The perfected child – Highly-homeworked & tested
Clash Points
Millennials



         The Beloit College Mindset List
     http://www.beloit.edu/~pubaff/mindset/
In their own words…


      A Vision of Students Today
        Digital Ethnography Project
         Kansas State University
Core Traits
   Special/Sheltered
   Confident
   Pressured
   Achieving
   Technologically savvy
   Team-oriented
   Anti-autocratic
References
   http://portfolio.du.edu/ctlcoffeebreaks
   Millennials Go to College, Neil Howe &
    William Strauss, 2003.
   Generation ME, Jean M. Twenge, 2006.
   When Generations Collide, Lynne C.
    Lancaster & David Stillman, 2002.
   Millennials Rising, Neil Howe & William
    Strauss, 2000.

								
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