The MilGen and school education

Pendergast, D. (2007). The MilGen and school education. In N. Bahr and D. Pendergast (Ed.), The Millennial Adolescent (pp. 268-313) Camberwell, Vic.: ACER Press.

Author Pendergast, D.
Title of chapter The MilGen and school education
Title of book The Millennial Adolescent
Place of Publication Camberwell, Vic.
Publisher ACER Press
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Other
ISBN 9780864316936
Editor N. Bahr
D. Pendergast
Chapter number 11
Start page 268
End page 313
Total pages 46
Total chapters 11
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subjects 330206 Curriculum Theory and Development
749999 Education and training not elsewhere classified
Abstract/Summary If we concede that generational traits are in fact useful as a tool for understanding young adolescents in formal education settings today and well into the future, then we can begin to consider the effectiveness of the way we go about educating young people. To meet the needs of this generation we have to examine the systems and structures that support this education, and the teaching practices—specifically what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess it. This is a huge challenge. Prensky (2005/6, p. 8) captures the conundrum well when he asserts that ‘schools are stuck in the 20th century. Students have rushed into the 21st. How can schools catch up and provide students with relevant education?’ This chapter sets out to tackle these issues, being structured around generally accepted generational traits and providing non-representational voice to the young people themselves through the inclusion of their own quotes and comments, serving as a sounding-board for the various propositions presented. MilGen voices will also use pseudonym cyber names, not their real names.
Keyword adolescents
formal education
collaborative learning
Q-Index Code BX
Additional Notes Reclassified from B1 to BX as the entire book has already been claimed as A1 (UQ:135789)

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