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Started by Nathaniel Louwrens 24 Jun 2013 1:57pm () Replies (4)

Hi everyone

I thought some of you might be interested in this article about the latest generation - Generation Edge.

Generation Edge follows on from the generation dubbed theMillennials(those born between 1981-1994).

I think the article is worth a read, even though it is focused towards research and researchers. It outlines aspects of this generation which teachers could find useful.

The article can be found here: http://www.research-live.com/comment/close-to-the-edge/4009930.article

 

Cheers
Nathaniel

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  • Nathaniel Louwrens (View all users posts) 27 Jun 2013 3:13pm ()

    I totally agree, Karen. I don't like generalising about students, and in many ways we can't. The "Digital Natives" idea is a prime example as I know many children/teenagers that I work with are not experienced/natural technology users. I think these sorts of articles do make us think about what we're doing and consider how our students will react to what we are expecting of them, and what they're expecting from us.

    With the huge overlaps in generations these days and they way children are raised, I think it is almost impossible to put people born in certain years into groups.

    Just thinking again about generalising, and I wonder how much shift in pedagogy (especially in relation to e-learning) is due to the generalisations we make?

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