Motivating Gen Z Learners: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know
Explore the learning styles that suit Gen Z
Gen Z learners are between nine and twenty-two years old, making up the majority of students currently in the education system.
On this four-week course, you’ll learn to better understand Gen Z and importantly, what motivates them to learn.
Whether you’re a parent, teacher, or professional working closely with Gen Z, this course will help you build a repertoire of strategies to enhance motivation in Gen Z learners.
It will equip you with the skills and knowledge of motivational theories and their application in real-life contexts.
Learn different teaching approaches to increase motivation
Through various sessions, you’ll explore practical teaching approaches to get Gen Z’s ready and excited to learn.
You’ll explore key motivational concepts and the behaviourist approach to motivation to understand how learning is enhanced when basic needs are fulfilled.
Following the storyline of two children, Bob and Sarah, you’ll be presented with a variety of problem scenarios. These depict common motivational issues that you can resolve using the motivational principles taught on the course.
Overcome generational differences and make education positive
You’ll address variables that can affect motivation to learn such as generational differences, the neuroscience of learning, and diversity.
You’ll also examine positive psychology and mindfulness as a classroom tool. This course will put you in the right mindset to engage and motivate young people whilst achieving your own learning and teaching goals.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- State the key motivational concepts and approaches to motivation.
- Explain how the motivation to learn is enhanced when the basic psychological needs are fulfilled.
- Explain how our mindsets and attributions influence our motivation to learn.
- Relate the above concepts to self-regulated learning.
Who is the course for?
This course is for parents and teachers who sometimes struggle to engage their students or children with learning. We’ll go through generational differences, the neuroscience of learning and some really practical teaching approaches to get Gen Z’s ready and excited to learn. We will touch on diversity within the classroom and positive psychology/mindfulness as a classroom tool. It’s all about mindset and this course won’t just teach you how to engage and motivate young people, it will put you in the right mindset to achieve your own learning and teaching goals.
Gen Z learners are between 9 and 22 years old, as such this course is targeted mainly at the teen years and from upper primary through to undergraduates.
Who developed the course?
A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate colleges. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London.
World ranking13Source: QS World University Rankings 2021
As an autonomous institute of the Nanyang Technological University, the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore, is Singapore’s national teacher education institute and plays a key role in the preparation of teachers and in the provision of teacher professional and school leadership development programmes.
Do you know someone who'd love this course? Tell them about it...
Learners who joined this course have also enjoyed these courses.