TITLE

Active learning for the Millennial Generation

AUTHOR(S)
Harris, Amy
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Georgia Library Quarterly;Fall2010, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the need for active learning in library instruction classes that have Millenial or Generation Y students who have short attention spans and prefer education in entertaining forms. To promote learning, such students reportedly have to be actively engaged with the material for them to do worthwhile research. It is stated that one teacher divided her class into small groups and let the students become the leaders, while she took the role of a student, which allowed her to raise points to direct the flow of the instruction.
ACCESSION #
54912593

 

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