Author(s)Huisman, Sarah E.
21st century learning
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
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AbstractThe term 21st century learning is all around us. What does this mean in the field of teaching and learning? And in particular what does this mean for degrees or professions that require hands-on experiential learning such as teaching? This presentation will examine two research studies that explore experiential learning in a preservice teacher education program and how experiential learning can be made more relevant for Gen Z students by focusing on problem solving, reflective learning and critical thinking. The objectives for this presentation: 1. Examination and discussion of 2 studies conducted by the presenter that focus on experiential learning in the 21st century and in particular how they relate to the Gen Z student. 2. Discussion of how new problem solving, critical thinking and reflective skills can be incorporated when teaching Gen Z students to ensure that faculty are bridging theory and practice together in meaningful ways through experiential learning. This presentation will be in a short presentation and then discussion format to encourage a sharing and collaboration of ideas and current practices.