10.05.2017 • 4 minutes
Capturing the attention of students, helping them focus on the lesson to learn as effectively as possible, is one of the biggest challenges facing teachers and education officials today. How come?
Members of the younger generation are hyper-connected, and with that full-time connection comes growing impatience. Through games, websites and apps, Generation Z have grown accustomed to ‘experiences’, which they now expect to find in anything they do.
This notion of an ‘experience’ is now present almost everywhere outside of the educational environment, which is why it is important to adapt teaching methods to this new generation, to help them focus their attention and improve their concentration.
The notion of ‘experience’ in an academic context is becoming more prominent. The more a student is immersed in such an ‘experience’, the more they will be able to learn. The more we take the learner into a story by creating a kind of universe of experience through interactions, the more we will feed and capture their attention and concentration. It is therefore necessary to offer interactive experiments to capture the attention of this new generation of learners.
Teachers aren’t always aware that they could leverage this idea of an ‘experience’ to tap into the mindset of Generation Z and keep students motivated throughout the year. Studies show that a student will never learn as much as when they are actively engaged in learning.
Here are four concrete examples that you can put in place to capture your students’ attention:
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