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Education paradigm shift: The role of faculty and trainers in today’s learning

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As Generation X has been taking over the workplaces of America corporate training has had to be adjusted from printed manuals to hands-on learning. This is a far cry from the educational process favored by baby boomers.

Faculty was once the holder of the knowledge base. It was the responsibility to transfer this knowledge to their students. The method tended to be based in lectures and/or printed materials. This was perfectly acceptable to baby boomers when they were in the classroom and when they transitioned into the workplace.

Younger generations have been given a different cognitive paradigm. To them the knowledge base needed be constructed by the students in the faculties in a team effort. In the classroom their comfortable learning from other students just as much as they are learning from the instructor. This is exactly the same as their viewpoint whether or not the classroom is on a college campus or in a corporate training room.

To learn more about the paradigm shift in education and employee training, click here.

©2014 Max Impact, used with permission.

Learn more about today’s generations:

Builders / traditionalists, also known as the greatest generation, born before 1944

Baby boomers, sometimes relabeled the sandwich generation, born between 1943 and 1964

Generation X, born between 1961 and 1980

Generation Y, sometimes referred to as the millennial generation, born between 1977 and 2000

Millennials, sometimes referred to as generation Z, born after 1998

Recommended reading

Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the Workplace”

Because I Said So! ”: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids.

When Generations Collide”: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work.

More books about generations.

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