Registration form for the Southwest RCTE event: Generation ZZZ...Holding their interest through case based learning
Sponsored by the Southwest Virginia Regional Center for Teaching Excellence
The event is free and will be held Friday, November 3, 2017 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Southwest Virginia Community College in Dellinger Hall, DE 118.
For many reasons, the students of Generation Z easily lose interest during class; attention span and lack of motivation are amongst these. Recent studies have shown that the average attention span of a Generation Z student is between 8 seconds and 5 minutes, and that they can only take information in sentences less than 140-characters long. Generation Z is motivated by future success and unless a class offers a direct connection to this, their interest in learning greatly decreases. Case-based teaching and learning has the ability to bring back Generation Z’s attention by removing and going beyond such obstacles.