Professor Shares Research on Teaching Generation-Y

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THEY are out there, waiting to be inspired and engaged by today's education system. They are also simultaneously texting, listening to music and catching up with friends on myspace - all 4.5 million of them.

This is Generation Y - those born between 1980 and 1994 and who represent those kids in years 10 to 12 in our high school system.

University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Associate Professor Jane Summers will share some of the latest research into educating Generation Y and some of the challenges for today's education system in meeting the learning needs of these students during a professional development breakfast next Wednesday, July 29.

Toowoomba high school educators are invited to attend this event entitled, "Talkin' About Your Generation: Understanding Today's Learners", to be held at the Downs Club between 6.30am and 8.15am.

"Generation Y is the most educated generation in our history with retention rates to year 12 over 80% and the highest numbers of school leavers choosing university education (though their spelling and grammar would say otherwise)," Associate Professor Summers said. …