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Faculty Support: Gen Z


Gen Z

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Gen Z Characteristics

Gen Z Loves

  • YouTube, TED Talks and visual learning
  • Podcasts, blogs, video games 
  • Social Media
  • Virtual and augmented reality 
  • Social Justice / Social responsibility
  • Hands‐on learning opportunities
  • Opportunities to immediately apply what they learn
  • Flipped Classes
  • Self-directed learning
  • Flexible learning spaces.
  • Volunteering
  • Self employment
  • Seek to be happy in their careers, even if they have to sacrifice money
  • On-demand services that are available at any time and with low barriers to access. 
  • Security and stability

Not So Much

  • Homework
  • Sit and listen
  • Theory divorced from real issues
  • Closed book exams
  • Books
  • Traditional media - newspapers, magazines, TV and Radio stations
  • Hypocrisy
  • Barriers to resources - The world should work like the internet - free, easy, fast.