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Generation Y for Rookies by LID Editorial

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CHAPTER 6

How to develop Gen Y(or how to help themlearn)

The essentials – what you need toknow to understand how Gen Ylearns

What has shaped how they learn?

Technology (of course) has been the big shaper of how Gen Y learns. There are other factors at play too, like the so-called “helicopter” parenting that they have experienced. Have a look into their world – it will shed light on why they are as they are:

Instant access to information, facts and knowledge via Google and websites such as Wikipedia.

Previous generations used to have to go to the library or ask someone; Gen Y just Google.

Learning and reciting facts by rote is not important in a world where knowledge is available at our fingertips wherever we are.

They use different places ...

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