Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn
Publication Date: March 30, 2010
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Look around at today's youth and you can see how technology has changed their lives. They lie on their beds and study while listening to mp3 players, texting and chatting online with friends, and reading and posting Facebook messages. How does the new, charged-up, multitasking generation respond to traditional textbooks and lectures? Are we effectively reaching today's technologically advanced youth? "Rewired "is the first book to help educators and parents teach to this new generation's radically different learning styles and needs. This book will also help parents learn what to expect from their "techie" children concerning school, homework, and even socialization. In short, it is a book that exposes the impact of generational differences on learning while providing strategies for engaging students at school and at home.
A generation used to last 25 years or so. It was defined by shared experiences, including wars, presidents, music, movies, or various inventions. Larry Rosen, a professor of psychology at California State University, says generations are now changing every few years as new technology creates substantially different experiences. Host Scott Simon speaks with Rosen about his new book, Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn More at NPR.org
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