Focus on Teaching and Learning: Listening to the Voices of Today's Undergraduates

Glenn Bowen, Carol Burton, Christopher Cooper, Laura Cruz, Anna McFadden, Chesney Reich, Melissa Wargo
2012 The Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning  
The landscape of higher education has changed with the presence of a new generation of college students. Current studies do not carry the voices of the new generation known as the Millennials. This article presents the findings of a qualitative study that explored the learning experiences of Millennial-generation undergraduates at a public comprehensive university. The researchers organized a series of focus groups designed primarily to determine how the undergraduates characterize their
more » ... g experiences. Five thematic categories of data emerged from the study, providing insights into students' perceptions and motivations. The implications of the findings for teaching and learning are highlighted.
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