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Dutton Digest, September 2021, Part 2

September 21st, 2021

Connecting with Generation Z

Generation Z refers to people born between 1997 and 2012. They make up our core student demographic and like millennials, they are unique. Following are some great resources for working with Gen Z students effectively.

So what, exactly, makes Gen Z students unique? Understanding Gen Z Students, an infographic from Generation Z: A Century in the Making, outlines nine findings on Gen Z learning preferences. And the article 3 Generation Z Traits Today’s Teachers Need to Adapt to offers valuable suggestions for how instructors can approach working with this group of learners.

The two short articles Generation Z: Re-thinking Teaching and Learning Strategies and Generation Z: Educating and Engaging the Next Generation of Students discuss Gen Z characteristics and learning preferences and provide suggestions for how to effectively connect and engage with this group of students.

Finally, because Gen Z is the most diverse group of learners yet in higher education in the U.S., inclusivity is as important as ever. How to Make Your Teaching More Inclusive and Race on Campus: You've Embraced Inclusive Teaching, But is it Working? examine how instructors can create a learning environment that reflects and respects the backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs of all students.