Addressing the Millennial Student in Undergraduate Chemistry
Gretchen E. Potts, Christopher R. Dockery
American Chemical Society, 2014 - Science - 174 pages
Millennials lead highly structured and scheduled lives where they are pushed to achieve academic and professional successes and serve the greater good of the community. Advances in technology have created 24/7 connectivity, constant multitasking, and short attention spans. However, the reliance of many educators on conventional teaching methods has failed to engage this generation. What innovative strategies are being explored to highlight millennial tendencies to thrive on technology and juggle assignments? How do we reach millennial students in deep conversations while promoting critical thinking? Addressing the Millennial Student in Undergraduate Chemistry explores inventive pedagogies in chemistry classrooms that build upon the millennial students' strengths and interests. With contributions from veteran educators, this volume promises to be a valuable resource for college professors and high school science teachers.
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